Sunday, December 28, 2008

Cheese biscuits (sorry, no pictures)

With so much damn turkey left over, we had naught else to do but make soup. Stock this, vegetables that, and done. But what to have with it? Easy: biscuits. So I whipped up the ol' standby: my grandma's baking powder biscuits. Simple, fast, and take less than half an hour start to finish.

Mix:
1 3/4 - 2 c. flour*
some salt... 1/2 tsp?
2-3 tsp baking powder
maybe a sprinkle of sugar if you want

Cut in:
1/4 c butter
You want the butter to still be in small chunks, so that when it hits the hot oven it melts and spreads across the dough, creating layers in the biscuits.

Stir in:
2/3 - 3/4 c. milk**

Flatten to about 3/4 inch thick. Cut into biscuit shapes.
Bake at 425 F for 13-15 minutes.

At the death (footie terminology), someone suggests adding the cheddar cheese. So we grated some up and I worked it in, then stuck them in the oven. I'm not sure how much; maybe a half or whole cup loose?

The results were fantastic. Light, crisp, cheesy and chewy. Perfect buttered and dipped in turkey soup.

* I'm not sure why it's approximate. Also, I commonly use some corn flour (not meal), spelt, maybe some whole wheat, and occasionally throw in some poppyseeds. Doesn't seem to make a difference.

** I sometimes sub some yoghourt or an egg, keeping the total wet at the same amount. The recipe is really forgiving.

2 comments:

Zoe said...

Those sound yummy. I am into cheesy biscuits. Know what we had for breakfast Christmas morning? DEEP FRIED cheese biscuits, with bacon and onion. Yeah dude. We did.

Brenton said...

That is preposterous. Out and out preposterous.

I've been rekindling my love for bacon lately, though I can't being myself to buy standard supermarket bacon. How's the Thrifty's stuff?