Saturday, October 16, 2010

Cheesy Herb Biscuits

grated cheddar cheeseToday the sun is shining but the air is cold and crisp--a perfect day for a pot of stew simmering in the oven. And stew must be served with biscuits! Here's a recipe I made up a few years ago:

Cheesy Herb Biscuits
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
*1 tsp. dried herbs
1/3 cup shortening
3/4 cup grated sharp Cheddar or other assertive cheese
3/4 cup milk

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Combine flour, baking powder, salt, and dried herbs in large mixing bowl. Cut in the shortening until the mixture looks like small crumbs. Stir in the cheese and toss until coated with the flour mixture.

Make a well (hole) in the center of the flour. Pour in the milk and toss gently until all of the flour is moistened. Don't overmix.

Drop by tablespoonfuls on ungreased baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven 8-10 minutes or until nicely browned.

*any combination of the following--oregano, parsley, chives, poppy seeds, cilantro, dill weed, basil

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