CHEDDAR AND GREEN ONION BISCUITS
A bowl of hot soup with 2 or 3 of these biscuits are all one needs to appease and calm everything that is cold, tired and hungry within one’s being.
I made these late this afternoon. Whenever I rub cold butter and flour with my fingertips, I always feel calm, as if I am suddenly put in a trance… this is how relaxed I feel, baking on a late Sunday afternoon and knowing that tomorrow I have a sweet or savory treat I can easily munch on as I please. :)
4 cups all purpose flour
3 tablespoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 cold unsalted butter, cubed small
1/2 cup cream cheese
2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 cup green onions, chopped fine
1 1/2 cups milk
1 egg, beaten (for egg wash)
Procedure: Preheat oven to 375’F and line baking sheets with parchment.
In a medium size mixing bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, salt and sugar.
Cut the cold butter and cream cheese into the flour mixture until it resembles a coarse mill with small beads of butter remaining.
Add grated sharp cheddar and chopped green onions and with a fork and mix everything well.
Still stirring with a fork, pour the milk. Mix lightly until dough comes together (do not over mix as biscuits will get tough, over mixing or over handling this type of dough will only develop the gluten in the flour).
Using a medium ice cream scoop, place biscuit dough 2-inch apart on the baking sheets. Flatten top of the scooped dough and brush top with egg wash.
Bake for 30-35 minutes or until biscuits turn light brown.
Serve warm accompanied by your favorite piping hot soup. :)
Makes 24 (2-inch) biscuits