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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The Best (Cheesy) Biscuits You'll Ever Have

Do you prefer sweet or savory breakfasts? I'd always choose savory: peppery eggs, fried potatoes and a warm, buttery biscuit. Well, Adrianna of A Cozy Kitchen has agreed to share her incredible recipe for biscuits, including chives and sharp cheddar. Who'd like one this morning? Here goes...
The Best Buttermilk Biscuits You'll Ever Have
By Adrianna Adarme of A Cozy Kitchen and the author of the new cookbook Pancakes


As a self-described breakfast-lover, I wish I could start every morning with a warm biscuit smothered in salted butter and jam. Though I only get to enjoy it on weekend mornings when I have a bit more time, this is my perfect biscuit: it's flaky, buttery and has nice height. The cheddar adds, well, an awesome cheesiness, while the chives provide a delicate onion flavor that I can't get enough of. If you've never tried your hand at homemade biscuits, give it a whirl. They're much simpler than they look and taste a million times better than ones that are store-bought.

Recipe: Cheddar Chive Buttermilk Biscuits
Makes 8 biscuits

You’ll need:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tbsp. baking powder
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. fine-grain sea salt (table salt works, too!)
1 1/2 stick (6 ounces) unsalted butter, cold
1/2 cup buttermilk, cold and shaken
1 large egg, cold
5 tbsp. chives, minced
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar

For the egg wash:
1 large egg
1 tbsp. buttermilk

What to do:
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

In a large bowl, mix together the dry ingredients: all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Using a box grater, grate the cold butter into the flour mixture. Transfer the bowl to the freezer while you gather the wet ingredients, about 5-7 minutes.

Measure out the buttermilk and add the egg; whisk until combined. In a small bowl, make the egg wash; whisk together the egg and buttermilk together. Transfer both to the refrigerator.

Grab the bowl out of the freezer, using your hands and working quickly, gently break up the butter and combine with the flour until it resembles small peas. Add the chives and cheddar, and mix until both are thoroughly combined. All at once, add the buttermilk mixture to the flour mixture and mix until combined. Lightly knead the dough in the bowl until it forms one solid mass.

Liberally dust your kitchen counter with flour and dump the dough onto it. Press the dough into a 3/4-inch thickness. Cut out the biscuits using a 2-inch biscuit cutter. You'll end up with about 6 biscuits. Recombine the scraps to get 2 more biscuits. Transfer the biscuits to a lined baking sheet.

If you think you've been moving slowly (i.e., answer the phone, Instagramming, etc.), stick the baking sheet in the freezer for 5 minutes; this will get the bits of butter cold again. After the biscuits are cold, brush the tops with the egg wash and bake the biscuits for 12-15 minutes, until tall and golden brown. Serve warm with honey, jam or butter. Thank you, Adrianna! These look amazing.

P.S. More best recipes, including French eggs and raspberry coffee cake.

(Photos and recipe by Adrianna Adarme of A Cozy Kitchen. Thanks to Shoko for helping with this series.)

36 comments:

emilyvannah said...

Cheesy and chivey foods are the best!!!!


Emily
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Elle said...

These look delicious! Definitely trying as soon as possible!
Elle
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noodle said...

Hmmmmmm…

Maywyn Studio said...

Thank you for the wonderful recipe!
Being able to bake from scratch decent biscuits has been difficult for me. Mine fall apart or taste like paste.

About breakfast...I recently read an article that points out having a breakfast that isn't sweet is better for you.
In the process of going Gluten free, there have been mornings when a traditional breakfast isn't possible, no cereal, limit on eggs, no waffle, bagel or doughnut stuff. Green beans in the morning are actually good. Shredded cheese on top is even better. I feel more sturdy energy wise than expected when I have a lunch or dinner meal for breakfast.

Erin said...

Cheddar + chive anything = yes please. These look delish.

Lauren Ashley said...

Oh no! These are *way* too dangerous.

Kiana said...

I´m so glad I can´t find buttermilk here in Barcelona. Because these look too good to resist.

Kate said...

Apart from looking at some scrummy looking pictures I have just learnt that what we in the UK call a scone you guys in America call a biscuit : ) I never knew this! This recipe looks fab too & I like the fact there is buttermilk in there!

K said...

This is just mean to post these pictures first thing in the morning. I nearly licked the screen.

Erin said...

Drooling now. This is like my perfect food right there. YUM.

Jane Doe said...

Hate to break it to you Kiana, but you can easily make your own buttermilk: http://frugalliving.about.com/od/makeyourowningredients/r/How-To-Make-Buttermilk.htm


Sorry, sometimes ignorance can be bliss! :)

Jessica said...

I have been obsessed with these easy flour free pancakes: 1 mashed banana beaten with two eggs and cinnamon, cook like regular pancakes in a pan with coconut oil. I add walnuts while they are cooking, and top with fresh strawberries and a little agave. Feels indulgent but really healthy and keeps me full/gives me energy for hours!

Jessica said...

Oh my gosh these look amazing. It would be perfect for impressing guests with something savory when they're staying over.

jm said...

This looks amazing!!!!!!!!!!

Michelle Panting said...

Sweet is delicious, but not a great start to the day, so I generally go for savoury. These look amazing!

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eatgreatbegreat said...

OMG...these biscuits sound fantastic! Yummy!

heidi said...

I love the big piece of butter on top. I would love to make these.

Grandbabycakes said...

Serious drool right now.

stephanie said...

Can these be frozen and then baked a few at a time?

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Molly said...

These look amazing! I'll have to try them after my month of dieting though. Haha.

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brendal said...

I make A Cozy Kitchen's ham & cheddar biscuits all the time. I really believe it's one of the best biscuit recipes around. I mean, who else offers fantastic tips like grating cold butter?! Thanks for featuring this today!

lipstick and soda said...

thanks so much for sharing! i prefer sweet things in the morning though :)

Kyle said...

Ooohhh, these look too good. I'm definitely a savory person. Thanks for sharing.

Jessica Cole said...

These look exactly like scones? Delia Smith has them in her book. Is this the UK-USA language barrier?! Haha x

amy said...

definitely scones in Australia too! 'biscuits' for us are what you call cookies..
the most important thing that wasn't pointed out in this is to handle the mixture AS LITTLE as possible- move super fast and don't mush them around and they'll be fluffy and lovely.

Dos Cubanos said...

thanks for sharing, this looks delicious. I love to put the butter on top ... I think this should also be delicious with cream cheese

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Sancho phot said...

I think that starting the day with this breakfast must be glorious
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The Slow Pace said...

mmm!!!! Cheesy is my middle name!!! I love everything cheesy!!! ;)

xx,
E.
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Lisa Pappalardo said...

Oh my goodness!! I. Am. Drooling.

xo Lisa
Making Life's Lemons

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

Cheesy biscuits? My idea of heaven! I would not be able to stop myself from eating them all at once!

CMJR said...

Wow! That looks insanely yummy! Thanks for sharing this recipe!

CMJR
www.thehouseofharper.com

Laura said...

These biscuits are currently in my oven! They smell AMAZING! Very easy to make. Love the pictures provided! Instead of mixing the butter and flour with my hands, I used a pastry cutter in order to keep the heat from my hands from softening the butter any. I used a wine glass to cut mine in order to get more (smaller) biscuits! Cannot wait to try these when they are finished baking! Thanks for the great recipie!

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persnicketybiscuit said...

These look fabulous. I can't wait to try them - I've got some chives in the garden just waiting for this recipe. I've not made biscuits with an egg added yet - am really curious what difference it will make.

Michael said...

These are beyond wonderful...used white cheddar cheese and chives and cut them with my pastry cutter into 12 squares so no scraps...they rose beautifully....will try with a bit of sugar and dried currants with orange zest for breakfast this weekend..keep the great recipes coming!

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