Saturday, October 4, 2008

Biscuits...Morning & Night

Matt's eye was caught by the recipe for Buttermilk Biscuits with Green Onion, Black Pepper & Sea Salt in the new issue of Bon App├ętit. "How good does this sound?" he asked. I wondered which of my upcoming meals he thought they would go with. His response was maybe chili since the biscuits had cornmeal in them or perhaps for a breakfast sandwich. I liked the idea of making biscuits with chili but I wanted to add cheddar cheese to them too.
Chili with Buttermilk Biscuits with Green Onions & Cheddar
(these were almost over cooked)

Buttermilk Biscuits with Cheddar & Green Onions
(adapted from Bon App├ętit Nov. '08)

1/4 c buttermilk
2 green onions, finely chopped
1/4 c cheddar cheese, grated
2/3 c all-purpose flour
1 t baking powder
big pinch of salt
2 T cornmeal
2 T + 1 t cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces

Preheat oven to 425 F.

In a small bowl mix together the buttermilk, onions & cheddar. Set aside.

In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder salt & cornmeal. Add the butter. Use your hands to work the flour & butter together until it is the consistency of a coarse meal. Stir in the buttermilk mixture until large clumps form. Knead the dough about 3 or 4 times to bring everything together.

Put the dough on a baking sheet covered with a silicone mat or parchment paper. Form into a square about 3/4 inch thick. Cut the square into 4 pieces. Space the pieces about 2 inches apart. Melt a little more butter & brush it on the top of each biscuit.

Bake for 15 minutes or until biscuits are golden brown.

Makes 4 biscuits

These biscuits were perfect with the chili & a nice switch from crackers or bread. We both really liked the texture & flavor of the green onions in them. Matt was a little iffy about the cornmeal, thinking it added some harder bits to the biscuits, I didn't really notice that.

Then we started talking about all the different things you could flavor a biscuit with. I got the idea of a breakfast biscuit with bacon in it & that was all I could think of so I had to make it for breakfast the next morning. Think about it bacon, butter, cheese...a little piece of heaven on a plate. We had them on the side but they would be perfect as part of a breakfast sandwich.
Buttermilk Biscuits with Bacon & Cheddar
(these were perfectly cooked)

Buttermilk Biscuits with Bacon & Cheddar


3 slices bacon, chopped
1/4 c buttermilk
1/4 c cheddar cheese, grated
2/3 c all-purpose flour
1 t baking powder
big pinch of salt
1 T sugar
2 T + 1 t cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces

Preheat oven to 425 F.

Cook the bacon until crispy. Drain on a paper towel & cool completely. (I put it in the freezer for a few minutes while preparing everything else)

In a small bowl mix together the buttermilk, bacon & cheddar. Set aside.

In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt & sugar. Add the butter. Use your hands to work the flour & butter together until it is the consistency of a coarse meal. Stir in the buttermilk mixture until large clumps form. Knead the dough about 3 or 4 times to bring everything together.

Put the dough on a baking sheet covered with a silicone mat or parchment paper. Form into a square about 3/4 inch thick.
Buttermilk Biscuits with Bacon & Cheddar
Cut the square into 4 pieces.
Buttermilk Biscuits with Bacon & Cheddar
Space the pieces about 2 inches apart. Melt some more butter & brush the top of each biscuit with it.

Bake for 15 minutes or until biscuits are golden brown.

Makes 4 biscuits

15 comments:

Lori said...

I have been dying for chili all week. Its on the menu today! And so funny I was thinking some cornbread but then I'm thinking, nah, not in the mood. Then I visit you and you have the perfect accompaniement for my chili today. Love it Kat!

Stacey Snacks said...

Beautiful Biscuits!
That's a good name for a blog!

kat said...

Lori - I love it when that happens!

Foodycat said...

Gorgeous! And they sound so tasty.

marye said...

wow..those look great!

Anne said...

I love adding wonderful little bits to biscuits - ham and cheese is a favorite here. Yours look PERFECT! I bet they were wonderful.

Peter M said...

Niiice, you got me hungry right after finishing din-din.

Cheddar and bacon, a wonderful union.

Lori said...

Well I made them and I posted about them. They were SOOOOOOOOOOOO good! They mopped up chili quite well.

Leslie said...

I am not a Chili fan..but I would NEVER turn down a biscuit! YUMMO

Brilynn said...

Everything's better with bacon! Those biscuits look great!

Grace said...

good call, matt--these sounds perfect for chili! beautiful blocks of bread. :)

Jen said...

I happened to catch two cooking shows this week where the chef made a white chili... I can't really understand the point of a white chili personally, for me chili should be dark red with meat and beans like yours.

The bacon cheddar biscuits look amazing--- I think I will make them for Zach next time I need to bribe him to do a project around the house.

jillian said...

The bacon and cheddar look like the perfect addition to these.

Deborah said...

Biscuits with bacon? Count me in!! They both sound wonderful!

Nancy said...

I am totally biscuit challenged ~ I think I'll give these a try!

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