Friday, August 17, 2012

Garlic Cheese Biscuits

Do you need something to go with all those summertime salads?  While on a recent road trip we enjoyed dinner at the same restaurant on several occasions.  Each time we were served a basket of delicious hot-from-the-oven garlic cheese biscuits. I tweaked my biscuit recipe somewhat and came up with these mini garlic biscuits.  Serve fresh...and then freeze any leftover biscuits to accompany another meal. 

  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon parsley flakes

In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar.
Grate cold butter and combine evenly with flour mixture.
Stir in grated cheese.
Combine buttermilk and egg; stir into flour mixture.
Work with hands to form soft dough.
Drop by spoonfuls (rounded tablespoon)on a large parchment paper lined cookie sheet. 
Bake at 400°F for about 10-12 minutes.
Combine topping ingredients, and brush over hot biscuits.
Yield: 24

I used the Pampered Chef cookie scoop to form mounds.  It works well!