Self-Sufficiency Series

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Garlic-cheese biscuits

All this winter weather is leading toward lots of time in the kitchen. The other morning everyone asked for garlic-cheese biscuits for breakfast, so that's what I made.


The recipe calls for self-rising flour, which is just flour mixed with salt and baking powder. It comically calls for the flour to be "sifted six times" (ha!), which is hokum. I just give it a good mix and it's fine.



Mayonnaise adds a nice moist quality to the biscuits.


Mixing...


The resulting dough should be sticky enough to hold its shape. If it doesn't hold its shape, add a bit more flour until it does.


Then grate the cheese directly over the dough...


...and mix well. Oh my, it's a sticky mess.


Drop spoonfuls onto cookie sheets. I usually get 14 biscuits out of a single batch of dough. Bake at 350F for about 20 to 25 minutes (depending on your oven).


While the biscuits are baking, I make a batch of garlic butter.



The moment -- the moment! -- the biscuits come out of the oven, brush them with the garlic butter. It will sizzle against the hot cookie sheet. Keep brushing -- I usually double or triple coat each biscuit, moving in a circuit (brush the entire batch once, then go back and brush again).


Ready to eat.


A nice breakfast for a chilly snowy morning.


19 comments:

  1. Those sound wonderful, bet they would be great with spaghetti dinner instead of french bread.

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  2. Patrice, you do not cook healthy at all. So attentive in other areas, but your ingredients used in your baking need to change. Grains are not good for almost all people. Several other
    recipes on your blog should be corrected to represent the healthy way of eating: low carbs, no sugars except a little honey or Truvia, etc. You make what your family requests, and recipes look and sound good, but they are not good for you.

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    1. wow is this a joke?! Grains are healthy, and Patrice can feed her family whatever the heck she wants. I feed my family plenty of grains and fats, and we're all healthy. You know why? Because we work hard farming and raising livestock. Sitting on you butt makes you unhealthy, not eating some biscuits for breakfast.

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  3. Well darn.... I should have never read this post on a day I'm to be fasting!! Can't wait until tomorrow!! These look fantastic.

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  4. Glad to see your recipe book is in pretty good shape. You could easily see what were our favorite recipes in my wife's old Betty Crocker cookbook by which pages tended to stick together :)

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  5. Breathing is unhealthy. Keep these great recipes coming. Can you elaborate on your garlic butter?

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    1. Just a cube of melted butter, mixed with as much minced garlic as suits your taste.

      - Patrice

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  6. Breathing is unhealthy. Sorry, I'm addicted to that also. Keep these great recipes coming!! Can you elaborate on the garlic butter recipe?

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  7. Look delicious. I think they'd go great with spaghetti, think I'll have to make some up next time that meal is on the menu!

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  8. I LOVE garlic cheddar biscuits, so thank you for sharing your recipe and tips with us!

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  9. We make these frequently, but use them for dinner, not breakfast.
    On another note, I cannot believe the earlier comment about "healthy" eating. First off, who said this is a healthy eating blog? More like a healthy living blog, spiritual, emotional, physical, mental. Second point, several years ago, due to living circumstances beyond my control, our family went from a lifestyle of eating out frequently (4 or 5 times per week) to eating only home cooked from scratch meals. In 4 weeks I lost over 18 pounds without trying or even realizing it until my clothes were falling off of me. The menu: 100% Whole Wheat bread baked daily, cream soups, salads with all the goodies, meatloaf, lasagna, chicken milanese, prime rib with baked potato, glazed carrots, chicken/cashew salad sandwiches, whole wheat cinnamon rolls, whole wheat crust cheesecake, and a bunch more items like these. We were working at my mom's restaurant and she did not use any low fat or sugar free or margarine or anything that people think is healthy. Just real food.
    After reading this, I am hungry and missing my mom's restaurant!
    Patrice, keep up the good work of writing and living this healthy blog!

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  10. is that the garlic that you canned recently? if so how did it turn out after sitting on the self for a while?

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    1. Yep, that's our home-grown and home-canned garlic. Tastes great. Since it's canned, it will be fine on the shelf for years. The jars of garlic that are open, I keep in the fridge.

      - Patrice

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  11. A long time ago (in a galaxy far, far way it seems) I worked 24-hour shifts on an ambulance, sometimes awake the entire time. Hours would blur, day would become night and vice versa, and food choices were often dictated by other than my own kitchen at home. That was the start of eating what sounds good at the time, irrespective of mealtime traditions. Though we tend toward more "normal" choices, enchiladas for breakfast and waffles for dinner are fine by me.

    Jeff - Tucson

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  12. Read this yesterday while drinking my coffee and trying to decide what I wanted to make for breakfast since both Hubby and I were home all day and I could do something besides cereal.....oh yah, these're good! I'd have never pegged mayo in there, but it does make a difference!

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  13. Good recipe! Made them for supper , yummy.

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  14. Okay Patrice,
    I just made your garlic cheese biscuits. WOW! These are great! Thank you for posting them. I really appreciate everything that you post and your time is doing so. Thank you SO much.

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  15. Patrice, Red Lobster has nothing on your biscuits! Those look delicious.

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  16. I used these as a Home Ec project for my oldest daughter yesterday (she's 8) and they were fantastic! She enjoyed making them and we all enjoyed eating them :) Thank you for a great recipe.

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