Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Parmesan Chive Biscuits

Had a free evening last night, so after I made some fresh lemonade using the ones from our tree in the backyard, I decided some cheap bread making was in order.

From the New York Times Cookbook.

2 cups flour, sifted
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/3 cup butter
1/2 cup grated Parmesan
2 tbsp fresh chives
2/3 cup milk, approximately
extra flour for kneading
extra grated cheese (optional)
fresh ground pepper(optional)

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Sift flour, baking powder and salt together. Add the cheese and chives, and with two knives or a pastry cutter, cut the butter into the dry mixture until it is the texture of coarse cornmeal. Stir in the milk using a fork. The batter should be soft, but not sticky.
Knead onto a floured surface, about 20 times. Roll out dough until smooth and use a biscuit cutter (or a small glass) to cut the biscuits. If you'd like an extra bit of delicious, sprinkle a little parmesan and a touch of black pepper on the top of each biscuit. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.

YUM! Very easy. You can add all sorts of combinations you want: nuts, other herbs, dried fruit, garlic!


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