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Fluffy Buttermilk Biscuits get an added flavor boost from a bit of Yeast, and the most addictive Sweet/Savory Bacon Date Filling.  A drizzle of Maple Glaze and a handful of crunchy Toasted Almonds take these Angel Rolls completely over the top!  

Angel Biscuits are like a fluffy buttermilk biscuit but with the gooiest, most delicious yeasty flavor. This version is rolled up with bacon and dates, drizzled with a maple glaze, and sprinkled with crunchy almonds. Swoon!

Here we go, kids!

Superbowl weekend is upon us.  Are you ready?  Do you have your menu planned and your recipes bookmarked?  Well, before you head out to do the food shopping I’ve got one more for you add to the list.

From the moment I first tried Angel Biscuits on my Iowa trip back in October, I knew it was only a matter of time before they happened in my kitchen.  The ones I had were filled with candied cherries and nuts and coconut, and they were a sweet-tooth’s dream.  I absolutely fell in love with the light and tender texture of the dough, with that little added hint of yeasty flavor and gooey-ness.

But since I am always a sucker for a little sweet-savory action, and since I am on a “masculine desserts” kick, we are embracing that old “everything’s better with bacon” mantra today.

Angel Biscuits are like a fluffy buttermilk biscuit but with the gooiest, most delicious yeasty flavor. This version is rolled up with bacon and dates, drizzled with a maple glaze, and sprinkled with crunchy almonds. Swoon!

My hubby asked me last night, as these were coming out of the oven “when are you supposed to eat these anyway.”  I had to stop and think for a minute.  Are they a dessert?  Are they a breakfast?  Or a snack?

Guess what?  They’re all of the above!  And anything in between!  You’re totally covered because you’ve got fluffy bread, chewy dates, smoky bacon, sweet maple glaze, and crunchy, toasty almonds here.  You really can’t go wrong.

Angel Biscuits are like a fluffy buttermilk biscuit but with the gooiest, most delicious yeasty flavor.  This version is rolled up with bacon and dates, drizzled with a maple glaze, and sprinkled with crunchy almonds.  Swoon!

Bacon & Date Angel Biscuits with Maple Glaze

Fluffy Buttermilk Biscuits get an added flavor boost from a bit of Yeast, and the most addictive Sweet/Savory Bacon Date Filling. A drizzle of Maple Glaze and a handful of crunchy Toasted Almonds take these Angel Rolls completely over the top!

Prep Time 30 minutes Cook Time 30 minutes Total Time 1 hour
Serves 10 Biscuits     adjust servings

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 packet (1/4-ounce) dry yeast
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cold
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup cooked bacon (approx. 5 slices thick-cut bacon), crumbled
  • 1/2 cup dried dates
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup whole roasted almonds, roughly chopped

Instructions

  1. Place the flour, yeast, sugar, salt, baking powder, and baking soda in a large bowl and whisk to combine.
  2. Using a pastry blender, cut the cold butter into the dry ingredients, until the butter pieces are pea-sized.
  3. Fold in the buttermilk, gather the dough into a ball, and place it in a lightly oiled bowl.  Cover, and chill for 2 to 24 hours.
  4. Line a 9-inch springform pan with a circle of parchment.
  5. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface, and roll out to a rectangle approximately 15x12 inches.
  6. Scatter the bacon and dates over the surface, leaving about a 1/2-inch margin on all 4 sides.
  7. Fold the dough into thirds, like a letter, long-ways.  Pinch to seal.
  8. Cut equally into 10 portions.  Fold each in half, in a U-shape, and place cut-side-up in the prepared pan.
  9. Allow the rolls to rise in a warm place, for about 1 hour.
  10. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F, and bake the biscuits for 30-35 minutes or until golden around the edges and firm in the middle.
  11. Stir the powdered sugar and maple syrup together.  Drizzle the glaze over the biscuits and top with almonds.  Serve warm.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 biscuit
Amount Per ServingAs Served
Calories 381kcal Calories from fat 143
% Daily Value
Total Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 31mg10%
Sodium 308mg13%
Carbohydrate 53g18%
Dietary Fiber 3g12%
Sugars 26g
Protein 8g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories2000
Total FatLess than65g
Sat FatLess than25g
CholesterolLess than300mg
SodiumLess than2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate300g
Dietary Fiber25g

Angel Biscuits are like a fluffy buttermilk biscuit but with the gooiest, most delicious yeasty flavor.  This version is rolled up with bacon and dates, drizzled with a maple glaze, and sprinkled with crunchy almonds.  Swoon!

If you have ever had that trusty, old-standby appetizer known as “Devils on Horseback,” aka: bacon-wrapped dates stuffed with whole almonds, then you already know what a winning flavor combination this is.  It hits on all flavor cylinders, foodie friends.  So totally addictive!

Links to some of the tools I used to create this recipe:
Pastry Blender
Parchment Paper Sheets
Springform Pan

And here are some other great recipes that would be perfect for a game-day bash:

Pecan Pie Brownie Bites:
Pecan Pie Brownie Bites- A super-fudgy brownie topped with a bourbon pecan pie filling. Perfect for a party! #superbowl #dessert

Salted Caramel Pudding:Salted caramel pudding: hands-down one of the best desserts I've ever tasted!

Chubby Hubby Pretzels and Dip:Homemade Soft Pretzels stuffed with Peanut Butter, served with a Malted Vanilla cream cheese Dip with Banana and Chocolate Chips. These Chubby Hubby Pretzels and Dip are totally outrageous! Perfect Superbowl dessert ;)

No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie Jars:No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie Jars- OMG TDF!!!

Citrusy Beer Pretzel Bites with Nutella Dip:Citrus-y Beer Pretzel Bites with Nutella- LOVED it!

Peanut Butter Boston Cream Pie:Peanut Butter Boston Cream Pie- so much YES to this!

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