Its been a little chilly ...and has been raining hard since last night, so for dinner I made a hearty beef stew. To go with it.. I made some cheesy garlic biscuits. Its the first time I have ever made biscuits. Being from the Uk...biscuits are what Americans call cookies. These look like our version of cheese scones. In any case..they didnt turn out too badly for a first attempt ...and hubby said they were good. As long as he is happy.. thats all that matters to me
Cheesy Garlic Biscuits
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons baking powder
2 1/2 teaspoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons vegetable shortening, at room temperature
4 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
6 ounces grated yellow cheddar cheese (about 1 1/4 cups)
3/4 cup whole milk
For the garlic butter:
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 clove garlic, smashed
1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley
- Preheat to 425 degrees.
- Lightly mist a large baking sheet with cooking spray.
- Mix flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in a bowl.
- Add butter and shortening and rub in with fingers until it resembles crumbs.
- Add the cheese and mix well
- Add milk slowly to dry ingredients while mixing.
- You should have a soft dough, but not wet or very sticky.
- Do not overwork the dough or the biscuits will be tough
- Sprinkle flour on a wooden board or working surface.
- Turn dough out on that.
- Pat out lightly with fingers until about 1 1/2 inch flat, or a little less.
- Press out rounds about 2 1/2 inches across.
- Gather excess dough and repeat process.
- Bake until golden, 15 to 20 minutes.
- Meanwhile, make the garlic butter:
- Melt the butter with the garlic in a small saucepan over medium heat
- Cook for 1 minute.
- Remove from the heat and stir in the parsley.
- Brush the biscuits with the garlic butter and serve warm.
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