Friday, November 19, 2010

Oat Biscuits with Cheddar and Chives

I love biscuits! Well, bread of any type is my down fall. Don't take my carbs away, or I'll get super grumpy. I love finding new recipes, to try when I make soups or stew. Those kind of comfort food dishes always need some sort of bread, to dip in them.

Our local grocery store, puts out a food magazine with recipes that highlight their brand of ingredients. Ingredients are ingredients, so who cares if you don't use their brand, you can still make the recipe right? The latest issue has a lot of great recipes, that I've marked to try. This was one of them.

These are super hearty biscuits, yet fluffy, with a slight hint of onion. I did change them up a bit, by using 1/3C of whole wheat flour, for the white, using green onion, instead of chives and cutting down the cayenne to 1/8 tsp (so the kids could enjoy them too). I really like onion and cheese together, so I knew these would be a hit for Hubby and I. The kids however, I wasn't too sure about. Mr.B loved them, which surprised me, since he isn't a big fan of mysterious green things in his food, LOL. Queenie was having a bad day, that day ( I was ready to ship her off to boot camp....), so getting her to eat anything at dinner was a feat. This one will definitely be going into our soup and stew dipper rotation!


Oat Biscuits with Cheddar and Chives
Adapted from Sobey's Inspired Magazine

1 1/3C flour, plus more for dusting
2/3C Quick oats, plus a bit more for dusting biscuit tops
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1 Tbs sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 Tbs finely chopped chives
2/3C shredded Old Cheddar, loosely packed
1/4C cold unsalted butter, in small pieces
2/3C buttermilk, plus a bit more for brushing biscuit tops

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Combine flour, oats, salt, cayenne, sugar and baking powder in a bowl and mix well. Add chives and cheddar and toss until evenly distributed.

With two knives or cool fingertips, mix butter lightly until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add buttermilk and mix just until combined.

Turn mixture onto a floured surface and form into a disc 1/2in. thick. Brush with a bit of buttermilk and dust with oats. Cut into 8 wedges, tranfer to a parchment paper lined baking sheet and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until just golden.

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nancycreative said...

Those look great! I'm going to have to try them!

Susan said...

These look really yummy -would be great with soup!

Susan www.ugogrrl.com

Jerri said...

I'm in love with any and all breads, especially biscuits. And these sound so delicious! Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites last week!

Wendy said...

Thanks for linking up a couple weeks ago. I can't wait to try these biscuits. Just wanted to let you know that I will be featuring this recipe on this week's Tip Day Thursday.

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