Combine flour, sugar, cornmeal, and salt in a large bowl. Cut butter and add until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Add ice water, one tablespoon at a time until pastry is moist enough to hold together. Form dough into a disc and wrap tightly in plastic. Refrigerate at least 1 hour.
When ready to bake, preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper. Roll out dough, shaping it into a circle and place on the cookie sheet,
For the filling
In a pan, fry the bacon until crispy. Chop into slices about two inches long.
Sprinkle top of the dough with the sugar.
On the rolled out pastry, spread 3 tablespoons of the goat cheese, leaving about an inch and a half from the edge.
Arrange the bacon on top of the goat cheese.
In a circular formation, start placing the fig discs on top, overlapping if needed.
Fold the edges over the filling, leaving the center open.
In the center, sprinkle the remaining goat cheese.
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a skillet over medium heat, cook bacon until crisp. Transfer to paper towels and drain excess grease. Chop into small pieces.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
Using a food processor, combine butter with the dry ingredients until it resembles a coarse meal. Add in cheese, chives, and bacon. Mix.
Stir in buttermilk until moistened. Using a measuring cup or ice cream scoop, drop 1/2 cup of batter at a time on to the lined baking sheet, spacing the batter about 2 inches apart so the biscuits have room to expand as they bake.
Bake for about 15-20 minutes, or until the biscuits are golden brown. Remove from oven and serve warm.