Cheddar cheese biscuits
Pinterest – I really don’t know what I’d do without it these days. It’s the place I go to for new ideas, inspiration, recipes, etc. It’s now a go-to place for me. Pinterest is where I originally saw this recipe. And, of course, I followed it to The Purple Foodie – a great blog! This recipe below is adapted from hers. I added more garlic powder than her recipe called for, but that’s all I changed. Go check her blog out, she has great pictures and amazing recipes!
These biscuits are quite amazing. They are slightly chewy with a great garlic flavor. They taste best when slightly warm; so, if you’re reheating them, either pop them in the microwave for a little bit (15 seconds or so) or throw them in the oven. Such a great, dense, hearty biscuit. It would go really great with some of the past soups we’ve made ;). Or a good pasta dish! So, have fun with this one and enjoy!
What you need:
2 cups all-purpose flour
3 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
3/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/3 cup butter, cold, cut into chunks
2 Tbsp. canola or any flavourless, odourless vegetable oil
1 heaping cup grated cheddar cheese (sharp flavoured is best, I used sharp)
1/2 – 2/3 cup (I didn’t need more than 1/2 a cup)
For brushing on top:
3 Tbsp. butter
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. dried parsley flakes or 1 Tbsp. fresh parsley, finely chopped
What to do:
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt and garlic powder.
- Add the cubed butter. Using a pastry cutter or a fork, cut butter into flour until it is coarse, pea-sized (doesn’t need to be fine).
- Add oil, grated cheddar cheese and the milk. Stir till well combined and holds together.
- Make sure to keep adding milk a bit at a time, just until the dough is moistened and you can no longer see any raw flour.
- Drop approximately 1/4 cup portions of the dough onto an un-greased cookie sheet or a Silpat using an ice cream scoop or large spoon.
- Bake for 15-17 minutes in a preheated oven at 400F/.
- While biscuits are baking, melt 3 tablespoons butter is a small bowl with 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder and the parsley.
- When biscuits come out of the oven, use a brush to spread this garlic butter over the tops of all the biscuits. Do this a few times – it’s fun to watch all the butter getting absorbed into the biscuit! Use up all of the butter. Serve warm.