Sunday, March 30, 2008

Trial by Flour


Now that we have our Aero Garden and its fully mature I have to find ways to use an abundance of fresh herbs. I know its such a horrible problem to have. So I figured I could try out some new combinations for some biscuits. So I tried out a sundried tomato basil biscuit and a cilantro spice biscuit. I split the biscuit recipe in half and mixed in the add ins. This biscuit recipe I have changed up in alot of ways. It is really simple to change and adapt and gives you a good feeling to have something baked with in 20 minutes. So I will be enjoying these this afternoon. I think they would be a good addition to a brunch menu or appetizer party with some turkey and mozzarella cheese as a little sandwich.

Biscuits

2 ½ cups of flour
4 teaspoons of baking powder
½ teaspoon of salt
2/3 cup of cold unsalted butter cubed
1 ¼ cups of heavy cream


For Sundried Tomato Basil - add in 1/3 cup of basil (chopped), 6 sundried tomatoes (diced), 1/2 cup of parmesan cheese (grated)

For Cilantro Spice - add in 1/3 cup of cilantro (chopped), 1 teaspoon chili powder, 1 teaspoon cumin

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a mixing bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt. Add in the desired optional ingredients. Cut butter into the mixture until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add cream until just combined. Dough can be dropped on to a parchment lined baking sheet or patted out and cut into biscuits. Bake 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. We liked the Sundried tomato ones better but I think the cilantro ones would be good as a breakfast sandwich biscuit.

11 comments:

  1. Katie, they look so flaky and delicious!
    I have never tried making biscuits, these are tempting me.

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  2. Patricia - Honestly I wasn't a big biscuit maker before but these are probably the easiest thing I have made in a while and really versatile.

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  3. The sun-dried tomato & basil biscuits look great to me! I will bookmark this one so I can remember to come back next time I want to make biscuits.

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  4. Those look so delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe! I will definitely have to try them soon.

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  5. I am always looking for biscuit ideas and this one sounds fabulous. I have to look into that Aero garden too, what a terrible dilemma to have- too many herbs.....I am sooooo glad that isn't a problem I have. Not!

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  6. Those look amazing!
    I need to get one of those aero gardens, they sound great.

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  7. Look and sound delicious! Now what to pair them with?

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  8. Patsyk and off the hook - You should definitely give them a try they are great on their own.
    Ellieut - I love my Aero Garden. It was a lesson in patience though as it takes several weeks before you have any viable herbs but now I'm overflowing with them.
    Brilynn - They really are great. I am thinking about what seed kit to get next. Tomatoes or Lettuce. But the Herbs are so nice. I am very torn.
    Jerry - They were really good on their own. But they were good as little sandwich buns too and I thought they would good with a fried egg in between but I think the possibilities are endless.

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  9. These savoury biscuits sound really tasty!

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  10. Oooo, you are doubly indulgent by making biscuits with butter AND heavy cream. No wonder they turned out so well :)

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  11. Kevin - They are really tasty. The flavors go really well together.
    LisaRene - The great taste makes up for all of the calories!

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