Our neighbours to the west side of our house are awesome! Their youngest son comes to our house during the day to let our dog out for a potty break and then takes her over to his house to play with their dog. I think our pup loves them a wee bit more than us now. You gotta love small town living where neighbours are neighbourly. To keep with that theme, I thought I'd bake them some biscuits as a small token of thanks.
The following recipe is similar to the one I used. I cannot find the one I used anywhere! What good is that? Really, I just wanted to tell you about my neighbours.
Ingredients & Preparation: (Recipe from Blogger "Pinch my Salt")
- 2 C. flour (unbleached)
- 2 t. baking powder
- 1/2 t. baking soda
- 1/2 t. mustard powder
- 1 T. chopped fresh herbs or 1 t. dried* (I used fresh herbs, basil and chives,from my little garden box)
- 4 T. butter
- 1 C. shredded cheese (whatever kind you prefer but I used a local, sharp, old cheddar)
- 3/4 C. sour cream (I used buttermilk)
- 1/4 C. milk (I used 10% cream)
1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, mustard powder and herbs.
3. Using a pastry blender or your fingers, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs and the pieces of butter are the size of peas. Stir in shredded cheese.
4. In a small bowl or measuring cup, mix together sour cream and milk. Add sour cream mixture to the dry mixture. Stir until just combined.
5. Turn dough out onto a well-floured counter and knead a few times with floured hands. Pat dough out with your hands to about one-inch thickness. Cut biscuits using a biscuit cutter or cut into desired shapes with a knife.
6. Bake at 450 degrees for 12-15 minutes until golden brown.
Serve warm with butter.
*You may use any combination of herbs you want. Try 1/2 T. fresh chives along with some dried herbs like 1/2 t. basil and 1/2 t. marjoram. The amounts listed are just guidelines. Experiment and have fun!