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Impromptu Entertaining: Cheddar Chive Biscuits

Cheddar Chive Biscuits

Biscuits from scratch can be part of Impromptu Entertaining???  Why yes they can!!

These biscuits are a great addition to any meal and don’t take long to make.  And the more you practice with biscuits, the easier they become.  There is a rhythm involved that becomes second nature the more you make them.  And if practicing means having delicious homemade biscuits around more often, how fun is that!  These biscuits take about 45 minutes from start to hot, yummy finish.  The cheddar and chives add a wonderful savory flavor that works perfect with soups, barbeque, and pork.

Cheddar Chive Biscuits from Complete Entertaining Cookbook, Williams-Sonoma

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 Tbs baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, chilled and cut into small pieces
  • 4 Tbs fresh chives, minced
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup aged cheddar cheese, shredded

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

In a large bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar.

Using your fingertips, rub the butter into the dry goods until it resembles cornmeal.  You can also use a pastry cutter for this, but I find that using the fingertip method makes for a better biscuit.  Make a well in the center of the mixture.

In a small bowl, stir the chives into the buttermilk.  Pour the buttermilk mixture into the well and add the cheese.  Stir quickly to combine, just until the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl.

Turn out onto a floured work surface and knead gently and quickly until the dough is no longer sticky.

Pat the dough into a square about 1/2 inch thick.  Dip a 2 1/2 biscuit cutter (a glass works good too if you don’t have a cutter) in flour and then cut out 12 biscuits.

Place biscuits on an ungreased baking sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes, or until a pale gold color.

Serve hot.

 

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14 comments on “Impromptu Entertaining: Cheddar Chive Biscuits

  1. thesinglegourmetandtraveller
    January 21, 2014

    They look delicious. We call them scones in UK. And I agree it takes a bit of practice to do them well. But it’s well worth the effort!

    • Green Door Hospitality
      January 21, 2014

      Indeed it is! I enjoy scones as well and I believe (and correct me if I’m wrong) the only difference between biscuits and scones is that biscuits don’t have egg in them. Hoping to have a few scone recipes to post in the coming months. 🙂

  2. Pride in Photos Photography
    January 21, 2014

    I am sure I would love these….Red Lobsters make me roar☺

  3. Cloches & Lavender
    January 21, 2014

    I like these and they don’t seem too difficult. Pinned. I am following your board now. Thanks Kenley. I don’t know why I haven’t been following your recipes on there from the beginning, DUH

    Cynthia

    • Green Door Hospitality
      January 21, 2014

      Thanks so much for the following of that board Cynthia! And thanks for pinning! Hope you get to make these in that wonderful new kitchen you are creating! 🙂
      Kenley

  4. Jo
    January 22, 2014

    These would be dangerous to learn to make. I’m sure one would not be enough. Jo @ Let’s Face the Music

    • Green Door Hospitality
      January 28, 2014

      Thanks! And yes — quite hard to keep a whole basket full of them on the table long! 🙂

  5. lulu
    January 23, 2014

    Love biscuits, but io must confess to often using Bisquick when I make them. I like the idea of adding cheese to the mix. You know I’d eat a biscuit right now if I had one!

    • Green Door Hospitality
      January 28, 2014

      I think I could eat biscuits almost everyday if my thighs would let me. 😉 The cheese really adds a great element to them too.
      Kenley

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  8. Renata
    January 29, 2014

    Made these last night to rave reviews – even from the picky one who was suspicious of the unexpected laces of green 😉

    • Green Door Hospitality
      January 29, 2014

      So glad that everyone loved them! Yeah, those pesky green things can cause much suspicion but so happy that they were enjoyed! 🙂

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