Thursday, June 28, 2012

BLT Biscuits (and a giveaway)-Closed

BLT's are one of my all time favorite sandwiches.  I just love the taste of fresh tomatoes, crisp lettuce, and salty crunchy bacon.  It's incredibly satisfying, yet doesn't weigh you down.  I also love that there are many different variations for this simply classic sandwich, and that the compenents of this sandwich can be used in various other recipe to create a spin on this classic!
These BLT biscuits do exactly that; it takes all the freshness of the vegetables and the crisp, salty bacon and makes into a more appetizer-friendly meal.  I love that basil is incorporated for the "L" part.  The flavor of the basil really amps up the flavor and dresses this appetizer up a bit.  The combination of the mayonnaise and sour cream make the perfect base to really hold everything together and it adds so much flavor; creamy and tangy! The tomatoes are not only a bright and refreshing splash of color but add a wonderful amount of flavor as well.  They are large enough to have a piece in every bite but small enough to not be awkward when trying to take a bite.  The addition of fresh lemon juice really helps to pull everything together while adding a bright, fresh flavor to this already flavorful dish.
I made this for breakfast but they would be perfect for appetizers or a brunch.  They are incredibly easy to assemble and take no time to bake.  They are light, full of flavor and perfect for entertaining and, not to mention, a great way to highlight those fresh garden tomatoes and herbs.

Today is the last day of my blogiversary giveaways!  Today you get to choose!  I am going to give you 3 cookbooks to choose from; 2 of them I already own and love and the other one I have been eyeing since it's release!

Junior League of Little Rock's Big Taste of Little Rock: I love this cookbook for so many reasons.  It has a multitude of recipes from breakfast to brunch to dessert and everything inbetween.  It even features the recipe I shared with you today!  Another reason I love this book is because it features so many recipes from my town; both from individuals and renowned chefs from the area.  Each and every recipe from this book with give you a true taste of the south!

America's Test Kitchen's Best Simple Recipes: This is a new addition to my collection and I instantly fell in love with this book.  It guarantees over 200 delicious and family friendly meals that can prepared in about 30 minutes, or less!  This is the perfect cookbook to have on hand for all of those busy and hectic weeknights.  As I do with every cookbook, I've read it from cover to cover and I've bookmarked about 99% of the recipes.  I'm telling you, it's that good!  And since it's America's Test Kitchen, you know it's going to be good!

The Cookie Dough Lover's Cookbook: This book was recently released by a very talented fellow food blogger and graphic designer.  Lindsay Landis is the brilliant and talented author of Love and Olive Oil and the mastermind of this ingenious cookbook about everything cookie dough.  I haven't met her personally; but I have thoroughly enjoyed her blog over the years.  She's incredibly talented and completely passionate about food.  I know if I ever had the privilege to meet her, we would get along wonderfully...I mean we already have a complete obsession love for cookie dough! 
*All cookbook photos from Amazon

To enter:

Leave a comment telling me:
"what cookbook you would like if you won?"

*US residents only, please.

For an additional entry:

Leave a comment telling me:
"what you would like to see more of in the next year on Lynsey Lou's?"
For example: more cookies, more cakes, more appetizers, or even a series of some sort!  All ideas are welcomed!

The Fine Print:

*All entries must be received by midnight on Saturday, June 30.

*The winner will be announced on Monday, July 2. The winner will have 5 days to respond to claim their prize. If the winner has not claimed their prize within 5 days a new winner will be chosen.

Be sure to checkout the rest of the weeks giveaways and enter for your chance to win:
Monday's giveaway- Silpat baking mat
Tuesday's giveaway- Mezzaluna
Wednesday's giveaway- $20.00 gift card to King Arthur Flour

Good luck to all the entrants, and thanks so much for taking interest in Lynsey Lou's!

Full disclosure: This giveaway is sponsored soley by Lynsey Lou's

BLT Biscuits

1 (10 count) package refrigerated biscuits*
3 Tbsp mayonnaise
1/4 Cup sour cream
1/2 Tsp fresh lemon juice
8 Slices bacon
1/4 Cup basil, roughly chopped plus additional for garnish
Salt and pepper, to taste
1/2 Cup grape tomatoes, halved


Preheat oven to 375.  Line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or spray with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.

Cook bacon until crisp.  Remove bacon to a paper towel lined plate and allow to cool.  Once bacon is cool enough to touch, crumble and set aside.

Flatten each biscuit into 4 inch circles and place on prepared baking sheet.  Place in preheated oven and bake for 6 minutes.

Meanwhile, combine the mayonnaise and sour cream and stir to combine.  Add the basil and bacon and stir.  Season with lemon juice, salt and pepper and stir to incorporate.

Remove biscuits from the oven and spoon the bacon mixture over the tops of the biscuits.  Return the biscuits to the oven and bake an additional 6 minutes.  Remove from oven and top with tomatoes, and season with salt and pepper.  Garnish with additional basil, if desired and serve. 

*This recipe has been tested by using both store bought and homemade biscuits and works perfectly with either.
*This recipe has also been tested by using both full fat and low fat sour cream and works perfectly with either.

Recipe source: adapted from Junior League of Little Rock, Big Taste of Little Rock


Meg S said...

Best Simple Recipes looks great! As do the BLT Biscuits. My mouth is now watering...

gail said...

cookie dough lovers cookbook!

gail said...

extra comment: maybe more salad ideas

Anonymous said...

The Best Simple Recipes- I am obsessed with everything ATK and I don't have this one.

BLTs are my favorite sandwich too. What a clever way to change it up a bit. It looks delicious!

Anonymous said...

More of?? Desserts, always desserts :D

Patricia Wojnar Crowley said...

I would love the Best Simple Recipes! Thanks so much!

branny said...

I would love the ATK cookbook!

Eva @ Eva Bakes said...

I would love the cookie dough cookbook!

Eva @ Eva Bakes said...

I'm obviously biased, but I'd love to see more dessert recipes. =)

Stacey said...

I would love the ATK cookbook, but there is no way in the world I would turn down the Cookiedough cookbook!

Stacey said...

I'd love to see more savory dishes like this one. :)

Heather Lynne said...

I'm dying for the Cookiedough Cookbook. I've been eyeing it up since it came out!
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The Home Cook said...

I would LOVE the ATK Simple Recipes cookbook. I love every recipe they put out.

The BLT biscuits look great!

The Home Cook said...

I'd love to see more easy weeknight recipes.

Brianna said...

The Best Simple Recipes sounds like it would get a lot of use in this household!

BLT biscuits - genius! These look so good.

CoCo said...

I would love the America's Test Kitchen cookbooks. I usually have great success with their recipes and a simple cookbook would make life that much easier.

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