Monday, March 10, 2008

Cheddar & Chive Buttermilk Biscuits

Preheat oven to 450.

2 C. Flour

2 Tbsp. Baking Powder

1 Tbsp. Sugar

1 1/2 tsp. Salt

1/2 tsp. Baking Soda

Mix above together in a large bowl.

Cut 8 Tbsp. cold butter into pats and cut into dry mix until it's the size of small peas

Add 3/4 c. + 2 Tbsp. of buttermilk, 1/2 C. shredded cheddar cheese & 1/2 C. finely chopped chives to mixture. Stir with fork to make a loose dough.

Transfer dough to lightly floured surface and pat into a 6" x 9" rectangle. Fold into 1/3rds (like a business letter), then pat back out into a 6" x 9" rectangle again.

Dip 3" biscuit cutter or glass in flour and cut 6 biscuits from dough. Transfer to parchment lined baking sheet.

Reshape dough and cut out more biscuits.

Brush tops with cream or milk and bake for 14-16 minutes.

Makes about 10 biscuits.

From Saveur 101 (April 2007)

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