Friday, January 16, 2009

Cheddar and Scallion Biscuits

Have I mentioned that the Kitchen Genius is competitive?

It doesn’t matter whether it is Scrabble, Poker, golf, baseball, or cooking – that man likes to win. It drove him a bit crazy that I’ve been baking so much because pantry cleaner is his role in our house.

After my pumpkin spree, his fingers were itching to play in the kitchen. Last Sunday, I spent the day writing a story about the fabulous photographers in the Cape Cod Viewfinders Club. I took a break in the afternoon to put a pot of ham and bean soup on the stove.

Before I even had a chance to think about what to serve with it, KG was out in the kitchen whipping up a batch of cheddar and scallion biscuits. They were absolutely awesome. I was too distracted by the story I was writing to take photos that night at dinner, but the next day I made myself some little biscuit sandwiches for lunch.

I split the biscuits and grilled them and then added a scrambled egg topped with a slice of cheddar cheese. Pure yum!

Cheddar and Scallion Biscuits
Makes 8 - 10

2 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
2 teaspoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup Butter flavored Crisco
1/4 cup butter
2/3 cup milk
1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
1/4 cup chopped scallions

In a bowl stir together flour, baking powder, sugar, cream of tartar, and salt. Cut in shortening and butter till mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Make a well in the center; add milk all at once. Stir just until dough clings together. Fold in cheese and scallions.

On a lightly floured surface, knead dough gently for 10 to 12 strokes. Pat dough to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut with a biscuit cutter and place biscuits on baking sheet. Bake at 425 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes until golden.

For a printable recipe click here


vanillasugarblog said...

Laurie that was a good story, I enjoyed reading it. It brought back some memories (the photos too) of my days when I managed my familys' outlet mall on the cape. I remember going to the old offices of cape cod life to go over ads and they always had such gorgeous cape cod photos adorning the walls. Staring at those photos I would wonder how fun that would be to drive around cape cod on sunny spring/summer days catching the best light and photo ops on land or sea. On and on I ramble, anyways great biscuits; I was just searching my cupboards this morning for ingredients to make some bisquits, but I'm always missing something....

Anonymous said...

Umm, can you send him one except me would ever think of emptying the well stocked pantry. The biscuits sound awesome!

Alicia Foodycat said...

Your sandwiches look very tasty!

Laurie said...

Dawn, I'm glad you enjoyed the story about the CC Viewfinders. They invited me to join their club and offered to teach me how to take better food photos. I'm seriously considering it.

Noble Pig, I agree I'm lucky my husband is so handy in the kitchen, accept on the days he drives me a little crazy.

Foodycat, so glad you're back from your wonderful vacation!

Dharm said...

Laurie, All men that are geniuses in the kitchen have a habit of driving their better halves crazy!! LOL! These biccies look lovely - are they a bit like scones??

Laurie said...

Very much like scones, Dharm. Nice to hear from you again!

Michele said...

I've been thinking of savory baking myself this morning. Avocado and bacon muffins I think. It depends on what the trip to Trader Joe's this morning brings my way in ingredients. Have a great weekend mt friend!

sj said...

yum! beautiful biscuits!