What a week! We started out this week finishing our taxes. I know, it seems like we cut it pretty close, but we’ve actually been working on them for quite some time. After sending over some checks to good ole Uncle Sam, I was in the kitchen all day creating some fun summer desserts. Summer isn’t quite here, but as many of you know with blogging, we bloggers need to be prepared and ahead of the “holiday” schedule. For example, when everyone is preparing for Thanksgiving, were whipping us Christmas treats to share on the blog. I know, it’s a pretty crazy thing, but you get used to it :).
The rest of the week was filled with meeting up with good friends, a doctor’s appointment, and then packing and preparing the car to be shipped to Kentucky. It was a full week, but of course I still manage to do the normal things, like blogging, working out, and shopping!
Whenever I have these busy weeks, it takes more effort to get in the kitchen and cook dinner. But I always seem to make it happen. You would think that I would only make simple dinners, but I often find myself cooking more complicated dinners on busy days. I know, I know, that really doesn’t make sense, but it’s just what happens.
One night I made a smaller Thanksgiving Dinner. It included my favorite Cornbread Apple and Sausage Stuffing, Mashed Sweet Potatoes, and these Cheddar and Green Onion Biscuits. After making the stuffing and sweet potatoes, I knew something was missing. The dinner didn’t seem complete. Yes, I know I didn’t have a major protein either, but there was sausage in the stuffing and I thought it counted. So, I quickly (and I mean like really, really quick) whipped up these biscuits.
They are one of my favorite biscuits recipes that I got from Alton Brown on the Food Network. But to change it up, I made them a little more special by adding Cheddar Cheese and Green Onion. Just as always, they were soft and fluffy, and the added savory additions really pumped up the flavor. Steve said they were his new favorite biscuit flavor!
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Cheddar Green Onion Biscuits
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Makes: About 12 Biscuits
2 cups All Purpose Flour
4 teaspoons Baking Powder
¼ teaspoon Baking Soda
½ teaspoon Salt
4 tablespoons Unsalted Butter, Cold
1 cup Milk
½ cup Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Shredded
3 Tablespoons Green Onion (or Chives), Chopped
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Line 1 baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Cut the butter into ½-inch cubes. Add the butter to the flour mixture and, using your hands, rub the butter into the flour. Continue squeezing the butter into the flour until the butter is no larger than the size of a pea.
Using a wooden spoon, stir the milk into the mixture. If the mixture is too dry, add a little bit more milk at a time. Carefully fold the cheese and the green onions into the dough, being sure to fully incorporate it.
Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface. Lightly dust the top and the sides of the dough with flour. Using your hands, fold the dough over each other multiple times, at least 5 times. Flatten the dough until it is at most 1-inch thick.
Using a round 2-inch biscuit cutter, cut rounds of dough and carefully place them on the prepared baking sheet. Continue cutting out round biscuits until you have run out of dough. Be sure to gather up the scraps of dough and cut those in round biscuits as well.
Place the biscuits in the oven and bake until they turn a light golden brown, about 15 minutes. Allow the biscuits to cool on the baking sheet until warm and then serve.
These last up to 5 days in a sealed container in the refrigerator.
Recipe adapted from Alton Brown on Food Network.