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La Belle Cuisine
Corn Biscuits with Bacon and Sage
Bon Appetit November
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8 bacon slices
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup yellow cornmeal
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
5 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons chilled
cut into pieces
2 large eggs
6 tablespoons buttermilk
1 3/4 teaspoons (packed) dried rubbed sage
1 cup thawed drained frozen
corn kernels (5 ounces)
1 egg, beaten to blend (glaze)
Freshly ground black pepper
Position rack in center of oven and preheat to 375
degrees F. Butter heavy
large baking sheet. Cook bacon in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat
and crisp, about 8 minutes. Transfer bacon to paper towels. Crumble bacon into small
pieces. Reserve 2 tablespoons bacon drippings; discard remainder.
Mix flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder and salt in large bowl to
blend. Add butter and rub in with fingertips until mixture resembles coarse meal.
Whisk 2 eggs, buttermilk, sage and reserved 2 tablespoons bacon
in medium bowl to blend. Add to flour mixture to blend and stir until moist
dough forms. Mix in corn and bacon.
Turn dough out onto floured surface and knead gently until smooth,
8 turns. Roll out dough on work surface to 10-by-8-inch rectangle (about
thick). Cut rectangle into 12 squares. Place squares on prepared baking sheet, spacing
evenly. Brush biscuits with egg glaze. Sprinkle lightly with ground pepper, if desired.
Bake biscuits until golden and tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 25
minutes. Transfer to rack. Serve
warm or at room temperature. Makes 12 biscuits.
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