Saturday, January 30, 2016

Savory Drop Biscuits 4 College Cooking

Sometimes you know you can't go wrong...like with this simply incredible and decadent version of drop biscuits!! (Not sure there is such a thing as a non-decadent or healthy biscuit...anyhow...moving on!)


Found this one in Bon Appetit February 2016 edition; and, it couldn't be better for college cooking! Add these little bites to your "quick-fix" arsenal of 'Sides'. These biscuits are especially great for soups or breakfast--imagine this tasty morsel with a piece of bacon, cheddar and egg!

You gotta try these today! And...share a few! 
Feel free to experiment. I added a handful of sharp cheddar and accidentally added 1 tsp of baking soda--oh well, turned out just fine by me--fluffy, rich, but not heavy, and fantastic with a Raspberry Pepper Jam I had received from @lucilleskitchen in my @Quarterly box--perfect!

Savory Drop Biscuits 4 College Cooking

Equipment:
1-2 Baking sheets
Parchment paper
Mixing bowl
Whisk or fork
Pastry brush (optional)

Ingredients:
2 cups of all-purpose flour
6 Tbls butter, melted (plus, remaining 2 Tbls butter set aside and melted)
1/2 tsp baking soda 
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp sugar
4 green onions, sliced thinly
1 1/2 cups of light sour cream (use full fat if you like but I just had this and no problems.
1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese (optional)



Instructions:
1. Wash your hands.
2. Preheat oven to 400F degrees and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
3. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, sugar and baking soda.
4. Drizzle the 6 Tbls of melted butter.



5. Gently combine with your clean hands until just incorporated.
6. Make a well in the center and add green onions and sour cream.



7. Mix with a wooden spoon until no dry spots remain. Dough will be coarse, but moist.



8. Using 2 large spoons, drop approx 1/4 cup - 1/2 cup of dough onto baking sheets.



9. Brush pre-baked biscuits with remaining 2 Tbls butter melted. (optional)



X. Bake x 12-15 minutes.



Serve this up with butter, honey, nothing, soup, salad, dinner, or an artisanal jam or jelly.