Preheat the oven to 475 degrees. Lightly grease an 8" square or 9" round pan
Syrup: chop the cooked bacon into 1/2" pieces. Combine the bacon with the remaining syrup ingredients, stirring until well combined. Spread in the bottom of the prepared pan.
Biscuits: Whisk the dry ingredients together in a bowl.
Work in the butter until the mixture is crumbly; some larger, pea-size pieces of butter may remain intact.
Add the milk or buttermilk, stirring to make a sticky dough.
Drop the dough in heaping tablespoonful a top the syrup in the pan. A tablespoon cookie scoop, slightly overfilled, works well here.
Bake the biscuits for 10 minutes. Turn the oven off, and leave them in the oven for an additional 5 to 10 minutes, until they're golden brown.
Remove the biscuits from the oven, and immediately turn the pan over onto a serving plate. Lift off the pan, and scrape any syrup left in the pan unto the biscuits,. Pull biscuits apart to serve.