Maple Bacon & Chive Biscuits

I was pretty late to the American biscuit game - I remember friends in my freshman dorm being confused when I referred to cookies as biscuits, and promptly giving me an introduction to what biscuits referred to here, which in turn confused me, as they looked more like cousins of scones than the flat, thin biscuits I grew up with. Fast forward five years and I've had my fair share of biscuits, and count them as one of my all time favorite american foods. 

I love the maple bacon biscuit recipe from the Smitten Kitchen cookbook - it creates a biscuit that is somehow full of opposites that come together in harmony - sweet, salty, decadent, light, and absolutely perfect for breakfast (or let's be real, any time of the day). I've adapted the recipe to include fresh chives, which I find brings an earthy, savory contrast to the maple bacon and brings the biscuit together nicely. I enjoy these best  served with maple syrup drizzled over the top - already looking forward to making these for the next slow weekend breakfast morning...