Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Who needs Bisquick?!?

Biscuits! Who doesn't love a good, flaky biscuit?! I made some delicious ones the other night from an old copy of Saveur (Look how high they rose!) and thought I'd share this super easy recipe.

Chive and Cheddar Biscuits
• Heat oven to 450°.
• Whisk together 2 cups flour, 2 tbsp. baking powder, 1 tbsp. sugar, 1 1/2 tsp. salt, and 1/2 tsp. baking soda in a bowl.
• Using a pastry cutter (or two knives), work 8 tbsp. cold butter cut into thin pats into flour mixture until the butter is the size of small peas.
• Add 3/4 cup plus 2 tbsp. buttermilk, 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese, and 1/2 cup finely chopped chives to flour–butter mixture; stir with a fork to form a loose dough.
• Turn dough out onto a floured surface; gently pat into a 6" × 9" rectangle. Fold in thirds as you would a letter; pat into a 6" × 9" rectangle again.
• Dip edges of a 3" round biscuit cutter in flour; punch out 6 biscuits from dough. Transfer them to a parchment paper–lined baking sheet. (Form and cut dough scraps into another biscuit or two, if you wish; they won't rise as high, though.)
• Brush tops with 2 tbsp. heavy cream; bake until lightly browned, 14–16 minutes. Makes 6.
If you don't have buttermilk, add a scant tablespoon or so of vinegar to a cup of milk and let it sit for a few minutes.

I substituted dill for the chives and would definitely cut down on the salt next time at least by half — especially with dill. AND, good news, it makes more like 8. And they are big and fluffy and flaky and GOOD!


  1. I'm printing this out tonight. They look just delish! Thanks for sharing all your yummy recipes.

  2. Oh man, these look extremely tasty. I'm checking the house for ingredients!!!!! :)

  3. Thanks Nicole- I'm going to try this!

  4. yummy! putting this on my "must bake" list!