Little Big Town’s Kimberly Schlapman has another passion besides music— the culinary arts! The country star even has her own cookbook called “Oh, Gussie! Cooking and Visiting in Kimberly’s Southern Kitchen.”
Earlier in December, Kimberly joined Hoda Kotb in the TODAY kitchen to demonstrate her recipes for bacon cheddar biscuits and delicious dessert bars with chocolate chunks.
Enjoy the mouth-watering segment below!
Kimberly Schlapman’s Cheddar Bacon Biscuits Recipe
8 slices thick-cut bacon, finely chopped
1 cup finely chopped onion
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon paprika
1 cup buttermilk
8 tablespoons butter, melted
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1. Cook the bacon in a large skillet over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until crispy, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain the bacon on paper towels. Pour off (and reserve) all but 1 tablespoon of bacon fat from the pan. Add the onion, and cook, stirring, until the onion is lightly browned, about 5 minutes.
2. Combine the flour, baking powder, salt and paprika in a large bowl. Mix to blend, then make a well in the center of the flour mixture and add the buttermilk and melted butter, Cheddar, bacon and onion. Mix gently with a wooden spoon. The dough will be slightly wet and sticky. Using a 1/2-cup dry measuring cup, portion the batter onto a baking sheet, leaving 1 inch or so between each biscuit. You will have about 6 biscuits.
3. Brush some of the reserved bacon fat on the top of each biscuit. Bake until the biscuits are golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center of one comes out clean, 20 to 22 minutes.
Remember folks, don’t fool with your biscuits! If Kimberly’s Chocolate Toffee Bars aka “Schlap Happy Bars” look more your speed, you can score the full recipe here.
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