Monday, February 18, 2008

Cheddar and Green Onion Biscuits

I made these to go with the dinner I dropped off to the missionaries. I was actually pretty bummed that I had to give them away. Would they appreciate the flakiness on the outside and the softness on the inside? Would they acknowledge the slight onion and cheddar flavor? I was sad to see them go, but not too sad. They were easy enough to make again in tons of different variations.

2 cups flour
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 to 2/3 cup milk
1/4 cup chopped green onions
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Set oven to 450 degrees.

In food processor bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Pulse 5-6 times until combined. Add shortening to flour mixture and process until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add milk while processing until a ball barely starts to form. Add onions and cheese. Pulse until combined.

On a lightly floured surface, press dough into 1/2 inch thickness. Cut with a floured round cutter or small cup. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake 8-12 minutes or until light golden brown. Serve warm.

Rookie's Notes: You could omit the cheese and onions for a basic biscuit. Or add cranberries or raisins for a breakfast-style biscuit. Add whatever you want or eat them the way I prefer- plain with lots of honey.