Sunday, October 2, 2011

Chive n Cheddar Biscuits

Its Sunday and time for the big country style breakfast we like to do around here.  You know the kind...everyone sits together and shares everything that's going on good, bad or indifferent.  Its about bounding over food and not always so easy to do.

These biscuits are a fave and can be served at any meal....warm from the oven to melt the butter after you split them is the best.  But I digress...simple to make with more energy expended carrying out the Kitchen Aid and ingredients from the pantry than in the actual assembly.

Chive n Cheddar Biscuits

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour 
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder 
  • 1 teaspoon salt 
  • 1 teaspoon sugar 
  • 1/2 C (1 stick) cold unsalted butter, diced 
  • 3/4 C whole milk
  • 1/4 C chopped fresh chives 
  • 1/4 C fresh parsley leaves
  • 1/2 C shredded Cheddar Cheese 

Preheat the oven to 400F.

Combine the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar in the bowl of a mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Add the butter and mix on low speed until the butter is the size of peas. Add cheese, chopped chives and parsley and give it a quick whirl to incorporate.  With the mixer on low, add the half-and-half and beat until just mixed. Add the chives and mix until just combined.

Dump the dough out on a well-floured board and knead lightly into a rectangle 3/4-inch thick. Cut out rounds with a 2 1/2-inch round cutter and place on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper.
Bake for 20 to 22 minutes, until the tops are browned and the insides are firm. Serve warm.

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