Wednesday, November 10, 2010

RECIPE: Garlic & Cheddar Biscuits

I think I get a bit obsessed with breads in the fall and winter - not only are they the perfect accompaniment for the soups, stews, and casseroles that are staple fare this time of year, the act of baking them provides a welcome boost of heat to the kitchen, taking the edge off the season's chill.

A couple of weeks ago I shared my recipe for Basil & Oregano Flatbread. Here is another one of our family favourites, a quick drop biscuit you can easily throw together while dinner is simmering away on the stovetop. The extra step of sauteing the garlic in the butter does dirty another frying pan, but the results are well worth it!

2 cups flour
1 tbsp sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3 tbsp butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup milk
3 tbsp mayonnaise
3/4 cup grated cheddar

In a medium bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a small frying pan, melt the butter, then saute the garlic in the butter *very* briefly (about 20 seconds) - be careful not to over brown it! Add the garlic/butter mixture, milk, and mayonnaise to the flour mixture, stirring gently just until combined. Fold in the cheddar cheese. The dough will be sticky and moist. Using a soup spoon, drop generous spoonfuls of dough about 1" apart on a parchment-paper lined baking sheet (you should get 12 biscuits from one batch of dough). Bake at 375F for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.

I shared this recipe at Tasty Tuesday, the GCC Recipe Swap, the Pantry Recipe Swap and Friday Favorites.

1 comment:

  1. What flavorful biscuits. These would be the perfect thing to eat with a nice bowl of soup.


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