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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Pancetta and Fontina Biscuits

My daughter likes her version of cheese biscuits with cheddar and garlic. This is my go to flavored biscuits. They are a nice delicate savory biscuit that you can serve with a dinner or just for a snack or I like them for breakfast. Sometimes I add a little sage to it and you can make them with a biscuit mix if you like. Just use buttermilk instead of the milk that it calls for.

-4 oz pancetta diced
-2 cups flour
-6 tablespoons cold butter cut in cubes
-3/4 cup buttermilk
-1 tablespoon baking powder
-1/4 tsp salt
-1/4 sage (optional)
-1/2 cup shredded fontina

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
In a saute pan on medium heat cook pancetta until crisp-about 5 minutes-
In a bowl whisk together the dry ingredients- flour-salt-baking powder-
Mix in butter pieces with pasty cutter or using your hands until it is a course meal-
Add in the cheese and cooled pancetta-stir in buttermilk until moist clumps-try not to overwork the dough-
Drop onto baking sheet- I use my stoneware cookie sheet so I don't need to use parchment paper-I used my cookie dough scoop, or use a spoon or two-
Bake for 12-15 minutes until golden brown-transfer to cooling rack- enjoy-

Pancetta is like an Italian bacon that is similar to bacon but has not been salt cured. You can use bacon instead. Dicing the pancetta it cooks quickly!

You can add a little more buttermilk if it's too dry -

It's hard to wait until they cool before eating them. If you like you can serve with a flavored butter to jazz them up a little, but we enjoy them just the way they are!


  1. I'm going to try these on the weekend. I think my husband will really like it. I'll like it too!

  2. These flavourful savory biscuits sound pretty tasty. I would probably having these with yogurt & pickles. hehe... Weird huh! Hope you're enjoying your day.
    Cheers, Kristy

  3. This sounds savory and it is my favorite. Must have this with a good cup of coffee :)

  4. YUMMY! I am printing out this recipe!

  5. A buiscut with panchetta? Yes please!

  6. A couple of these delicious looking biscuits with my morning coffee - perfect!!!

  7. Trying these! The look very rich and yummy.

  8. Looking at it makes me hungry...I have not tried making savory biscuits before...I should try this one day...Thanks for sharing:D

  9. What a yummy treat these are with all that pancetta! I bet they'd be good with eggs on them.

  10. I am very tempted to make this tonight!

  11. oh my. I see biscuits in my future and very soon. :)


  12. I am going to try this today, yummy. Diane

  13. What is Pancetta? Lovely texture of cookies.

  14. You had me at pancetta! I love my salty pig!

  15. These look fantastic!! I can only imagine how wonderful they would taste! I'm quite sure I could eat 12 of them.

  16. Thanks everyone, these are really so simple but good. If you have the biscuit mix it make it really easy!

  17. Oooh - love this. I sometimes put cheddar in my biscuits, but this sounds even better

  18. what a great looking biscuit!! I never think of adding anything to biscuits, yours look wonderful with the pancetta and cheese!
    thanks for sharing and have a great weekend!

  19. These look and sound wonderful. Saving this to my favorites. Thanks.

  20. OHEMGEEEEE! I bet I could eat a full batch of these...they sound killa! Making. Soon. I hope ;)

  21. How could a recipe go wrong with to great Italian ingredients ;o)

    Thanks for sharing such a great carb treat.

    Flavourful wishes,

  22. I'd have no control with these savory treats--so lovely!


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