Saturday, September 4, 2010

cheddar and herb biscuits


ummm... we made these twice last week. that should tell you how good they are... or how obsessed i am with any kind of cheesy bread.

cheddar and herb biscuits
adapted from here (along with picture above)

Biscuits:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons shortening
3 tablespoons butter, cold (or room temp works too)
1 cup buttermilk (i never have buttermilk so i use 1 c milk and 1 1/2 tsp vinegar... let them sit together until little bubbles appear on the top, about ten min.)
1 1/4 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese (i pretty much do 2 cups)

Buttery Topping:
3 tablespoons melted butter
1/4 teaspoon dried parsley flakes (not necessary... just pretty)
3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
pinch of salt

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, garlic powder and salt. Cut in shortening and butter until coarse crumbs are formed. Lightly mix in grated cheese. Mix in buttermilk just until moist (dry spots here and there are ok - the biscuits will be tough if they are overmixed). Drop the biscuits onto a greased or lined baking sheet (i use my cookie scooper). Bake for 12-14 minutes, until browned and golden. While the biscuits are baking, in a small bowl combine butter, parsley, garlic powder and salt. Right when the biscuits come out of the oven, brush the butter/herb mixture over the biscuits evenly (alternately, you can dip the top of the biscuit into the butter mixture). Serve immediately.

37 comments:

Jennie said...

Um, oh my. Made these last night. Do not blame you for making them twice in a week.....they are sooooo yummy.

Deanna said...

Just made these. Delicious! I did make a couple changes since I didn't have some of the ingredients. I used mostly Parmesan cheese and a little cheddar jack I had. I also used fresh garlic instead of garlic powder. Delicious!

Alana said...

Thank you so much for this recipe. It has become our family's favorite dinner treat! Always good :) Would you mind if I linked to it, as I'm posting our dinner menu and would love to give credit where it is due?

Davis Family said...

Made these tonight with the crock pot bbq chicken. Both were great, thanks so much!

My Life 101 said...

Oh yeah...... These are delicious!

Amy said...

Dumb question. What kind of vinegar with the milk?

Courtney said...

omg...SO DELICIOUS! My kids couldn't keep away from them long enough for there to be any left for dinner : )

Allison said...

WONDERFUL recipe! Thank you SO much for sharing. We thoroughly enjoyed these....they are SOOOOO good!!!

Sarah said...

These were awesome!! Light and fluffy with just enough garlic. The only change I made was for the butter topping I used a little garlic salt instead of garlic powder.

Dee said...

These look AMAZING! Can't wait to make them myself!

Mary said...

I am in the process of making these now. I didn't have shortening so I used butter instead. I also didn't have regular flour so I am trying whole wheat flour. Fingers crossed that they turn out well...

Marie said...

I just made these. (found the recipe via Pinterest!) They are amazing and so easy!! Will definitely be making them again. Thanks for sharing!! :)

Carrie said...

A quick & healthy variation: I substituted white flour with whole wheat flour. Used skim milk (with vinegar) instead of buttermilk. And omitted the butter topping. The recipe is awesome even without these things! I shaped the dough into baseball sized biscuits and baked for 12 minutes at the recommended 425 degrees. My hubby & I cut them open and layered the crock pot bbq chicken on top of them. Oh wow! Just delicious! Thank you so much for posting these recipes!

Homemakersdaily.com said...

Made these last night for dinner - along with the barbecued chicken. Delicious! I have a similar recipe but I've never been crazy about it. These were so much better. Thank you for sharing.

Lyndsrothman said...

Holy Moly these are awesome and so so delicious! Thanks for the recipe!

Brittany said...

These look wonderful. Approximately how many biscuits does the recipe make?

Nicole said...

Can't wait to try them! THanks

monica06 said...

Made these tonight and they are DIVINE! I had to double the recipe since I didn't know how many these made. Good thing because now we have extras for tomorrow! :D They went GREAT with the BBQ Chicken! Thanks so much! I'm going to give you a shout out in my blog!

galereed said...

Made these tonight with the crockpot BBQ chicken. I LOVE these biscuits. Used a powdered buttermilk mix. Thank you very much for the recipe.

Ali said...

I used cooked bacon and ran it through the food processor and added that when I added the cheese. Yum.

Bird said...

Finally made these last night and now I'm wondering what took me so long! They're delicious! Thanks so much for sharing!

Emilie said...

Any tips for baking above 5000 ft?

Susan said...

I made these about a week or so ago and they are absolutely heavenly! I have also been using your tip for creating your own buttermilk. It was a real lifesaver for me since I seem to always be buying buttermilk and having it go to waste. Thanks so much for sharing!

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hannah banana said...

These are sooo amazing! I make them about once a week... on request:) Instead of sharp chedder, I use chedder/jack.

Ashley said...

These are the BEST biscuits ever. They are now my "go-to" recipe for whenever I need to take 'Bread' somewhere! :) LOVE them! Thanks for the recipe!

Back2Earth said...

SOOO good! These taste just like the Red Lobster cheese biscuits. YUM! Great tip on the buttermilk! Thanks!

Heather said...

I've been making these YUMMY biscuits for a few months off and on. I tried them this week with whole wheat flour, less cheese and yogurt butter for a 'healthier' version and they turned out FABULOUS!!!

Heather said...

I've been making these YUMMY biscuits for months now...This week I made them with whole wheat flour, less cheese and yogurt butter for a 'healthier' version and they turned out FANTASTIC!

Sianna Perz said...

What a wonderful recipe! I wrote about it on my blog linking it back to you as I find easy recipes for a few family members who are... uncoordinated in the kitchen.
http://mamaperz.blogspot.com/2012/08/cheddar-and-herb-biscuits.html
Thank you for a great recipe and I can't wait to make them again!

Tiffinay Batey said...

How many servings does this recipe make? I have a family gathering this weekend, and we have about 30 people.....thinking about making these, just don't know if it would be too much work! ;)

The Liz said...

AMAZING! My husband, my one year old, and I LOVED these! My 8 year old refused to eat them because they didn't look like store bought biscuits and had "green" things on them. He would have had to fight the rest of us for the last one anyway! I did have to add some extra buttermilk because I either stink at mixing or measuring. For someone who asked how many this recipe makes we made 11 but you could easily make 12! I've got some extra buttermilk so I know what I'm making again... :D

HarveysMom said...

I made these tonight and they were SCRUMPTIOUS! I used shredded mozzarella cheese instead of cheddar because it's what I had in the fridge and I used garlic salt instead of garlic powder (in the batter, I cut the table salt out completely and just used garlic salt because it was both in one! In the sauce I almost doubled the garlic that was called for, using garlic salt). To get 12 out of the batch you need to make each dough ball a little bigger than a golfball. They rise up and make nice size biscuits in the end. If you are on Weight Watchers, they are 3 points each (subbing in yogurt spread for regular butter and mozz for cheddar). Also, adding the buttery sauce on top really makes the biscuit wonderful! :)

Christine said...

I would love to try these but I'm gluten intolerant. I will try them with my GF flour and see how they turn out!

Jan Schroeder said...

Do you think you could freeze these biscuits either before or after baking to have a quick freezer meal?

Sianna Perz said...

The freeze well! I actually have some in mine right now. I rewarm in the Oven for the best texture.

roseinmn said...

oooooeeeee!! We LOVE those biscuits they look like red lobsters.you bet i will copy these recipes thank you!! our oven died and lndlord isnt getting to fixing it so I have a slowcooker,and a small grill for cooking and stovetop ;o) roseinmn

Chelsey Markarian said...

I pinned these two years ago, and just got around to making them. Um. You're a wizard, and my husband just yelled from the other room, "who are you?!" as he inhaled it. Thank you!!!!!!