Thursday, November 15, 2012

Cheesy Cheddar Biscuits

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All that cheesy goodness oozing out from inside....so yummy!
 Ah, the taste of cheesy, tender, slightly salty, buttery, garlicky biscuits...like the ones that you get from that famous seafood restaurant.... Most of us know which one I am speaking of.  Well, my husband has never had the pleasure of trying their rolls, which I think is the only reason to go there frankly.  I made some cheesy straws a few days ago, and my husband turned to me after eating ones and said "I would be doubly happy if you could make these into rolls!!"  Well, my husband very rarely requests anything, so I jumped up from my chair (literally) and started pondering how I could do this.  Then it came to me--these taste just like that seafood restaurant's biscuits, and there are copycat recipes I have seen.  Of course, I looked through all my bookmarks, thinking surely I had marked it down once out of the 100 times I saw it, but of course I didn't.  After not being able to find it, I turned to my wonderful Facebook friends, and they helped point me in the right direction.  Since I did not have bisquick baking mix, I had to find a recipe that didn't need it.  I finally settled on Food Networks Almost-Famous Cheddar Biscuits recipe.  After making some changes to the recipe to make it closer to the cheese straws I made, and having now devoured one in like 2 seconds flat, I can say that I am so happy with how they turned out!  I think they are better than that seafood restaurant's.

These biscuits are tender, cheesy, not too salty, and have a light and fluffy interior.  Absolutely perfect.  I packed one in my husbands lunch, so I am anxiously waiting to hear what he thinks of them, but I am pleased with them.  These would be a beautiful addition to Thanksgiving dinner as well!  They only take a few minutes to throw together, and only 16 minutes to bake.  Nice and simple!

Mmmmm see the cheese crusty goodness on the outside, my favorite part!


Enjoying my new photo setup area, had to take lots of pictures since I had good light this morning...

CHEESY CHEDDAR BISCUITS
(Adapted from Food Network's Almost Famous Cheddar Biscuits)

Ingredients:
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 7 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 4 ounces grated colby jack cheese (about 1 cups) 
  • 1 ounce grated fresh Parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup 2% evaporated milk, or regular milk 
  • 1/2 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
Topping:
  • 1-2 tablespoons butter
  • garlic salt, for sprinkling
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. To make the biscuits, mix the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt in a medium mixing bowl.  Add the butter and cut in with a fork or your fingers, until you have pea sized pieces of butter throughout.  Add the colby jack cheese and parmesan cheese and mix together.  Add the yogurt and  milk and mix until the dough just comes together, it will have some dry bits.  
  3. Drop by scant 1/4 cup portions onto baking sheet, 2 inches apart, and flatten slightly.
  4. Bake in oven for 15-17 minutes, or until golden brown.
  5. Right before they are done, melt the butter in a a small microwave safe dish.  When the biscuits come out of the oven, brush the tops with a bit of butter and sprinkle with garlic salt.  Serve warm.

2 comments:

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    Erica
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  2. These look so good.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

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