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BLT on Pimento Cheese Buttermilk Biscuit with Red Pepper Jelly

BLT on Pimento Cheese Buttermilk Biscuit with Red Pepper Jelly

Cross a breakfast sandwich with a BLT, add pepper jelly pizzazz, and you get a Neighborhood to Nation recipe contest twist on a classic sandwich, perfect for brunch. MORE + LESS -

Servings: 28 servings (1 serving = 1 biscuit with filling)

Ingredients

NAME WEIGHT MEASURE
Biscuit
Gold Medal™ Buttermilk Biscuit Mix (11765) 2 lb 8 oz 1/2 box
Cheese, sharp cheddar, shredded 10 oz 2 1/2 cups
Pimentos, diced 9 oz 1 cup
Sugar, brown, dark, firmly packed 1 oz 2 Tbsp
Salt, kosher 1 1/2 tsp
Buttermilk 14 oz 1 3/4 cups
Heavy cream 6 oz 3/4 cup
Flour, all-purpose 4 oz 1 cup
Butter, salted, melted 6 oz 3/4 cup
Filling
Bacon, hickory smoked, raw, thick cut 2 lb 10 oz 42 slices
Arugula, fresh 4 oz 7 cups
Tomatoes, fresh, sliced 1 lb 12 oz 28 slices
Salt, kosher 1 tsp
Pepper, black 1/2 tsp
Red pepper jelly, prepared 11 oz 1 cup

Method

Biscuits
  1. Combine biscuit mix, cheddar cheese, pimentos, brown sugar and salt in large mixing bowl; make a well in center of the mix.
  2. Pour buttermilk and heavy cream into well; mix using rubber spatula approx. 30 strokes or until soft dough is formed.
  3. Dust benchtop with flour and flatten dough into 1/2-inch thick rectangle; fold up sides leaving a rectangle that is 1/3 the size of original size of dough. DO NOT KNEAD.
  4. Repeat flattening of dough into 1/2-inch thick rectangle.
  5. Fold up sides then flatten dough into 3/4-1-inch thick rectangle.
  6. Cut biscuit dough using 2 3/4-inch biscuit cutter.
  7. Place biscuits close together on greased or parchment-lined full sheet pan; push one finger down into center of all biscuits about 1/4-inch.
  8. Brush with melted butter.
  9. Bake as directed below until golden brown.
  10. Remove biscuits from oven; brush again with melted butter.

 

Bake
Convection Oven*         400°F         7-9 minutes
Standard Oven              450°F        11-13 minutes
*Rotate pans baked in convection oven one-half turn (180°) after 4 minutes of baking.

 

Filling
  1. Cook bacon slices in oven until crisply cooked; drain and cool.
  2. Cut each bacon strip in half; set aside.
Assembly
  1. Split biscuits in half horizontally; layer bottom with 3 half slices bacon, approx. 1/4 cup arugula and 1 tomato slice.
  2. Sprinkle tomato with salt and pepper; spread approx. 1 1/2 tsp jelly on cut side of remaining biscuit half and place on top.
  3. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition values are calculated using the weights of ingredients.

Serving Size: 1 biscuit with filling
Calories
400
Calories from Fat
200
% Daily Value
Total Fat
23g
35%
Saturated Fat
14g
72%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
45mg
15%
Sodium
960mg
40%
Total Carbohydrate
39g
13%
Dietary Fiber
1g
5%
Sugars
9g
Protein
11g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
10%
10%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.