Monday, April 21, 2014
flaky cheddar-chive biscuits
I remember when Cookie Bandit and I were dating, he came to visit me in college and suggested that we go out to dinner. I asked where he had in mind and was floored when he said Red Lobster! Not that I have anything against Red Lobster, but it just seemed odd.
We were young 20-year-old college students who both hated fish...so Red Lobster?
But then I discovered the real reason he wanted us to go there. He loves the biscuits. Who cares if we would be the only people of our generation there? Who cares if we'd have to eat the dreaded seafood? As long as he got the biscuits, he was happy!
I was so thrilled to see this recipe in a Taste of Home magazine recently and knew we had to give it a try. It's been years since we've been to Red Lobster - in fact, I think the last time was that particular date we took in college - so it was so fun to surprise Cookie Bandit with these biscuits! They taste very similar to that restaurant favorite and easy to make.
You just combine the dry ingredients and then cut in butter...
Stir in the cheddar and chives and then add the buttermilk, stirring until just moistened. Pat out, cut with biscuit cutters, and bake on a greased cookie sheet.
So delicious, especially when eaten fresh out of the oven. Make sure you have plenty of butter! Seafood is totally optional. :)
Flaky Cheddar-Chive Biscuits
from Taste of Home
2 1/4 cups flour
2 1/2 t. baking powder
2 t. sugar
1/2 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
1 cup (4 oz.) shredded cheddar cheese
3 T. minced fresh chives
1 cup buttermilk
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a large bowl, whisk the first five ingredients. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs; stir in cheese and chives. Add buttermilk; stir just until moistened. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead gently 8-10 times. Pat or roll dough to 3/4-in. thickness; cut with a floured 2 1/2-in. biscuit cutter. Place 2 inches apart on a greased baking sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm. Yields 10 biscuits.