Liralen Li (liralen) wrote,
Liralen Li
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Cheddar Green Onion Biscuits

This was derived from Mark BIttman's recipe for biscuits in How to Cook Everything, which is the book I most recommend for learning how to cook... well... nearly everything... even kohlrabi. Yeesh.

My Ingredients:
9 ounces of all purpose unbleached flour (a little less then two cups, depending on how you measure it)
Scant teaspoon of salt
3 teaspoons of baking powder
1 teaspoon of baking soda
2 Tablespoons butter
1/2 cup of chopped green onions
1/2 cup grated Cheddar cheese
1 cup plain yogurt

What I actually did:

I think I made something of a mistake in that I mixed the scallions and cheese into the other dry ingredients before the butter.  But the results were darn good, so maybe it wasn't a mistake.

Preheated the oven to 450.

MIxed all the dry stuff together.  Then grated the cheese into the bowl and chopped the scallions and threw them in.  Mixed the flour mixture.  Then I grated the two tablespoons of butter, right out of the fridge, into the bowl.  I tried to scrape everything off the grater, then, and used my buttery fingers to squash the butter into the flour a bit.

Then I added the whole cup of yogurt (the recipe says 7/8ths of a cup, but what am I going to do with 2 Tablespoons of yogurt?) and stirred with a spoon until it looked like it wasn't doing much good anymore.  I turned the whole thing out onto a floured board (our kitchen is all tiled which is terrible for kneading on, you can use a table if you have one.  *grin*) and kneaded the whole mass about a dozen times trying to get all the dry ingredients into the mass.  I failed and gave up at that point as I didn't want them to be too tough.   Then I just patted the dough to about an inch and a half thickness.  About a thick as my biscuit cutter.

Then I cut biscuits and put them on an ungreased quarter sheet pan.  I got six out of the first pat, two out of the second, and then used the last scrapes to make the last, rounded biscuit.  The recipe says 10-12, so I must have made them kind of thick, but so it is.  I put the biscuits so that they were just touching on the edges and then popped the sheet pan into the oven.  The recipe said 7-9 minutes.  I actually baked them 12 minutes until the tops were good and brown.

When they came out I let them sit a minute or two before using the spatula to get them off the pan. 
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