Cheryl Grey

posted Aug 7, 2009, 9:45 PM by Natalie Duvall
Cheryl Grey -- Cheese Herbed Biscuits (The Easy Way)
2 cups flour (can be 1 1/2 cups regular and 1/2 cup whole wheat if you prefer)
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon chives
1/2 teaspoon garlic
4 tablespoons (half a stick) butter or margarine
1 cup grated cheese (cheddar, mozzarella, Parmesan, just whatever you have in the house works)
1 cup milk (or for real flavor buffs, 3/4 cup sour cream and 1/4 cup milk)

Stir together flour, baking powder, and spices.

If you like to bake, cut in the butter or margarine cold with a pastry cutter and work it until you get small crumbs. If you just want to make biscuits, melt the butter and stir it in. I’ve tried it both ways, depending upon how hungry I was, and can’t tell a difference.

Stir in cheese. Stir in milk. Dough will be sticky.

Drop by spoonfuls onto greased or foil-covered baking sheet. If you like crunchy, crusty biscuits, use a small spoon and space them wide apart. If you like soft, doughy biscuits, use a large spoon and crowd them together.

Bake at 400 degrees F for 15 to 20 minutes until you can stick a toothpick into the middle of one and it doesn’t come out gooey except for melted cheese. Smaller biscuits will take less time; larger ones more. It’s a forgiving recipe and doesn’t burn easily, so don’t sweat it.

Good with real butter, savory soups, stews, or Italian.

For those not fond of garlic and/or chives, try 1/2 teaspoon marjoram and 1/2 teaspoon parsley or cilantro. Or use 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning or your favorite herb blend. This recipe lends itself to experimenting and fun.