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.
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.