Thursday, April 4, 2013

Feta and Chive Biscuits

I made these scones as part of an Easter brunch that included quiche, two kinds of cinnamon rolls (regular and orange-pecan), and fruit salad, all made by my mom who is a master of brunch! Not to toot my own horn too much, but these biscuits were a pretty solid addition. They are cheesy and salty with just a little bite from the chives and sour cream - great for breakfast, brunch, or anytime you need a little carb and cheese laden comfort food in your life!

Feta and Chive Biscuits (recipe from Joy The Baker)
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
3/4 cup cold unsalted butter, chopped
1 egg, beaten
3 tablespoons cold water
3/4 cup cold sour cream (Use the full fat kind! You'll thank yourself.)
1/3 cup chopped chives
3/4 cup feta cheese crumbles

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

In a large mixing bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and pepper. Using your fingers or a pastry cutter, cut in the butter until the mixture is like a coarse meal. I've said this before, but the colder the butter is, the better! If it's at all warm it will get all mushy and melty, which eliminates flakiness in baked goods.

In another bowl, whisk together the sour cream, egg, and cold water. Add it to the flour mixture and stir just until combined. Finally, sprinkle in the chives and feta and then dump out the dough onto a clean surface and knead it until it comes together, about 10 or 15 times.

Roll or pat the dough out so it's about 1 inch thick, and using a cookie cutter (or in my case a beer tasting glass), cut out 2 inch round circles. Arrange the cutouts on the prepared baking sheets, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown on top.

Look at that butter...ohh yeah. The biscuits are best right out of the oven but will keep for a day or two in an airtight container.

Doesn't this picture just want to make you cuddle up with a cozy blanket?!

1 comment:

  1. I wanna eat that photo of the baked and buttered biscuit!