Crack Buttermilk Biscuits

Crack Buttermilk Biscuits – Cheddar Bacon Ranch Biscuits – southern buttermilk biscuits loaded with cheddar, bacon and ranch. Recipe from Sunliner Diner in Gulf Shores, AL. Surprising easy to make and they taste AMAZING!! All-purpose flour, self-rising flour, butter, ranch seasoning, cheddar, bacon, and buttermilk. Great plain or split and stuffed with eggs and bacon. A real treat! #biscuit #bacon #buttermilk

Crack Buttermilk Biscuits - southern buttermilk biscuits loaded with cheddar, bacon and ranch. Recipe from Sunliner Diner in Gulf Shores, AL. Surprising easy to make and they taste AMAZING!! All-purpose flour, self-rising flour, butter, ranch seasoning, cheddar, bacon, and buttermilk. Great plain or split and stuffed with eggs and bacon. A real treat! #biscuit #bacon #buttermilk

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Sunliner Diner Biscuit Recipe

On my recent trip to Gulf Shores/Orange Beach, I ate breakfast at Sunliner Diner. It is a fun 50s style diner with delicious food. Looking over the menu I spotted a Bacon Cheddar Biscuit. I have a weakness for all things bacon and ranch, so it immediately caught my eye. THEN I saw it also had ranch. Bacon + Cheddar + Ranch = Crack!!! I had to get it.

The biscuit at Sunliner Diner was so good. It wasn’t very pretty, but it was really delicious. I was dying for the recipe. I was with someone that knew the owner of the restaurant, and they were able to get me the ACTUAL recipe from the Sunliner Diner chef! OMG!!!

Crack Buttermilk Biscuits - southern buttermilk biscuits loaded with cheddar, bacon and ranch. Recipe from Sunliner Diner in Gulf Shores, AL. Surprising easy to make and they taste AMAZING!! All-purpose flour, self-rising flour, butter, ranch seasoning, cheddar, bacon, and buttermilk. Great plain or split and stuffed with eggs and bacon. A real treat! #biscuit #bacon #buttermilk

I made these Crack Buttermilk Biscuits last weekend and they were AMAZING! I’m not going to lie. I think mine were better than the original. The Sunliner Diner biscuit maker better watch out! I’m gunning for their job! LOL!

Crack Buttermilk Biscuits - southern buttermilk biscuits loaded with cheddar, bacon and ranch. Recipe from Sunliner Diner in Gulf Shores, AL. Surprising easy to make and they taste AMAZING!! All-purpose flour, self-rising flour, butter, ranch seasoning, cheddar, bacon, and buttermilk. Great plain or split and stuffed with eggs and bacon. A real treat! #biscuit #bacon #buttermilk

How to Make Biscuits from Scratch

I was surprised at how easy these Crack Buttermilk Biscuits were to make. They only took a few minutes and they were ready to bake. I used White Lily self-rising flour. I also used some precooked chopped bacon (I buy it in bulk from Costco) to cut down on the prep time. Also note that this recipe uses room temperature butter, not cold butter like some other biscuit recipes.

They key to getting pretty and flaky biscuits is to fold the dough over on top of itself a few times before cutting. I didn’t use a rolling pin. I just used my hands and patted the dough into a 1-1/2 inch square. Make sure when you roll out the scraps to fold it over a few times. I didn’t do this on one of my rolls and you could definitely tell which biscuit I didn’t fold the dough over enough. It spread and wasn’t pretty. It still tasted fine though!

Crack Buttermilk Biscuits - southern buttermilk biscuits loaded with cheddar, bacon and ranch. Recipe from Sunliner Diner in Gulf Shores, AL. Surprising easy to make and they taste AMAZING!! All-purpose flour, self-rising flour, butter, ranch seasoning, cheddar, bacon, and buttermilk. Great plain or split and stuffed with eggs and bacon. A real treat! #biscuit #bacon #buttermilk

What to Serve with Buttermilk Biscuits

These Crack Buttermilk Biscuits are great anytime of the day. They are good plain or stuffed with an egg and more bacon. I got a dozen 3-inch biscuits. Great for a crowd! They are also good reheated the next day. I cannot wait to make these again!!! A big THANK YOU to Sunliner Diner for sharing their recipe!

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Crack Buttermilk Biscuits

Yield: 12 biscuits
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Crack Buttermilk Biscuits – southern buttermilk biscuits loaded with cheddar, bacon and ranch. Recipe from Sunliner Diner in Gulf Shores, AL. Surprising easy to make and they taste AMAZING!! All-purpose flour, self-rising flour, butter, ranch seasoning, cheddar, bacon, and buttermilk. Great plain or split and stuffed with eggs and bacon. A real treat! #biscuit #bacon #buttermilk

Equipment:

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups self-rising flour
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup butter, room temperature (2 sticks)
  • 2 Tbsp Ranch salad dressing & seasoning mix
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup chopped cooked bacon
  • cups buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp milk

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line a baking pan with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, combine self-rising flour, all-purpose flour, room temperature butter, Ranch seasoning, cheddar cheese and bacon. Make sure to break up any large clumps of butter.
  • Gently mix in half of the buttermilk into the flour mixture. Add remaining buttermilk and gently combine.
  • Knead dough until just combined. Remove from bowl and place on a floured surface.
  • Gently knead dough a few times, adding more flour if the dough is too sticky. Fold dough over on itself 3 times, and press to 1-1/2 inch thickness.
  • Cut out biscuits with a 3-inch cutter. Place biscuits on prepared pan.
  • Press together unused dough and repeat kneading and cutting.
  • Whisk together egg and milk. Brush over tops of biscuits.
  • Bake for 28 to 30 minutes, rotating pan halfway through baking.

Notes:

Can freeze unbaked biscuits for later. There is no need to thaw the biscuits before baking. Simply add a few minutes to the cooking time.
Can freeze leftover biscuits and reheat later.
Crack Buttermilk Biscuits - southern buttermilk biscuits loaded with cheddar, bacon and ranch. Recipe from Sunliner Diner in Gulf Shores, AL. Surprising easy to make and they taste AMAZING!! All-purpose flour, self-rising flour, butter, ranch seasoning, cheddar, bacon, and buttermilk. Great plain or split and stuffed with eggs and bacon. A real treat! #biscuit #bacon #buttermilk
Crack Buttermilk Biscuits - southern buttermilk biscuits loaded with cheddar, bacon and ranch. Recipe from Sunliner Diner in Gulf Shores, AL. Surprising easy to make and they taste AMAZING!! All-purpose flour, self-rising flour, butter, ranch seasoning, cheddar, bacon, and buttermilk. Great plain or split and stuffed with eggs and bacon. A real treat! #biscuit #bacon #buttermilk
Crack Buttermilk Biscuits - southern buttermilk biscuits loaded with cheddar, bacon and ranch. Recipe from Sunliner Diner in Gulf Shores, AL. Surprising easy to make and they taste AMAZING!! All-purpose flour, self-rising flour, butter, ranch seasoning, cheddar, bacon, and buttermilk. Great plain or split and stuffed with eggs and bacon. A real treat! #biscuit #bacon #buttermilk
Crack Buttermilk Biscuits - southern buttermilk biscuits loaded with cheddar, bacon and ranch. Recipe from Sunliner Diner in Gulf Shores, AL. Surprising easy to make and they taste AMAZING!! All-purpose flour, self-rising flour, butter, ranch seasoning, cheddar, bacon, and buttermilk. Great plain or split and stuffed with eggs and bacon. A real treat! #biscuit #bacon #buttermilk

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  1. None of the Pinterest buttons worked for this recipe… couldn’t bring up an image so wouldn’t print. Looks yummy and wanted to save it.

    1. I just checked the pin it button and it worked just fine. Click on the gray “Pin this Recipe” button in the giant red box. It is right under the first photo.

  2. I WISH I could find self rising flour with out it being an isaine cost! Thank you for the ratio with baking powder and salt!

  3. Looks great. Similar to mine. Difference is that I use cake flour, not self rising, and baking powder + soda. Never tried with ranch, though.

    What is your opinion and reasoning for self rising v baking powder/soda?

    1. Most biscuit recipes I've seen and used have self-rising flour in the recipe. You can certainly make your own – 1 cup all-purpose flour, 1-1/2 tsp baking powder and 1/4 tsp salt.

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