Oct 19, 2009

Wisconsin Cheddar and Chives Biscuits

Today's recipe comes from my very good friend, SunFire. LV is currently in India with no access to internet (or a kitchen for that matter) and I am swamped at work so I'm cooking comfort foods all the recipes of which have already made the blog, so patience, my friends, patience. New dishes and recipes will be attempted soon...hopefully!

1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoons baking soda
pinch of salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, chopped
1/2 cup grated aged cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
3/4 cup buttermilk

Makes 20

1. preheat the oven to 400F, grease a baking sheet.

2. sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and pepper into a large bowl. rub the butter into the dry ingredients until the mixture resembles coarse bread crumbs. add the cheese and chives and stir to mix.

3. make a well in the center of the mixture. add the buttermilk and stir vigorously until the batter comes away from the sides of the bowl.

4. place as 2 tablespoon mounds spaced 2-3 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet. bake for 12-15 minutes, until golden brown.

variation: for cheddar and bacon biscuits, substitute 3 tablespoons crumbled cooked bacon for the chives.
This recipe is from The Cook's Encyclopedia of Cookies by Hilaire Walden.

SunFire says: This was my first try. All went well, except that I made them a bit too big, so it took about 25 mins to get to golden brown.

1 comment:

Lady P said...

love these type of savory biscuits - i also make one similar with zucchini and chesse - the best! LV in India?! how wonderful!