Sunday, September 23, 2012

Scallion and Cheddar Drop Biscuits


I think it is good and important to critique structures and institutions that make up our everyday lives.  Whether it is interrogating patriarchy, kyriarchy, capitalism, U.S. imperialism, colonialism - I am all for reimagining a more just and equal world.  But I have my limits.  And I draw the line at bread.  I fully support the hegemony of bread.  I feel like bread has been receiving a bad rap.  I'm supposed to be all like, "Oh I feel so much better after not eating bread."  Bread is a "sometimes" food.  No.  I am a fervent believer in the amazingness of bread and other, great bread-like products.  So there!  Here are some scallion and cheddar biscuits to celebrate.

Ingredients
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into tiny pieces
3 scallions, chopped
2 cups coarsely grated cheddar cheese
1 cup half and half

Instructions
Heat oven to 450.  In a large bowl, whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, paprika, and garlic powder.  Add the pieces of butter and using your fingers work the butter with the flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumble.  Stir in the chopped scallions and cheddar cheese.  Then stir in half and half.  Drop the batter onto a Silpat-lined baking sheet in large spoon-fuls.  Bake for about 15-20 minutes, until they have a golden brown color.

41 comments:

  1. Helloooooo fellow bread lovah!!! These look amazing!

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  2. I'm all for bread equality rights, we need to start an internet petition. :) These biscuits are SO good lookin'. Paprika, scallions, garlic and cheese sound delicious together!

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  3. Yeah, bread is here to stay. I don't care what anyone says, I love me some bread! And I love these biscuits!!! I make some that are quite similar and they taste amazinggggg! Yours look mouthwatering :D

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  4. My parents will be away this weekend, which only means one thing. I get to have both kitchens to myself. Meaning, cooking and baking experimentations will be going on. LOL.. I definitely am making these end week and going to serve them with a good hearty soup. Hmm.. now time to think of a soup! Talk about ways to indulge or satisfy a crave. xoxo

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  5. Yes, bread definitely needs to make a come-back! It's because of delicious-looking cheddar-y biscuits like this, that I could never give up carbs. Ever.

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  6. Mmmm cheddar and biscuits? In heaven again from your blog!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  7. This looks so delicious!Love the garlic and paprika in here with the cheese!!Craving for some right now :)

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  8. Amen for bread! There's nothing wrong with bread. Poor misuderstood bread. There's a place for you inside my belly. Starting with these biscuits. Yum.

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  9. Mmm... I make a cheddar chive biscuit just like this, yours looks so yummy! There's nothing like warm cheddar-y biscuits - and bread period :) Carbs are amazing.

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  10. They look so delicious:) I need to make some soup now.

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  11. Looks yum! Scallion and cheddar are always a perfect combination!

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  12. What a great way to celebrate bread :-)

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  13. These looks so good. I tried to make something similar with whole wheat once but failed miserably.

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  14. Drop biscuits are my favorite! Love this classic flavor combo too =)

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  15. You tell em, bead is a staple a must have. These sound fantastic, I love scallions and chedder in biscuits or BREAD.

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  16. Bread is my favorite category of food!!! I pray I'm never told I need to give it up! Your biscuits look perfect for so many meals...they'd be wonderful with the chili I'm making later this week :)

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  17. I'm with you on the amazingness of bread! And, these biscuits look amazing. And, I've been craving cheddar biscuits lately.

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  18. I fully agree. Low-carb = unhappiness ;) And these are the perfect pick-me-up!

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  19. Viva bread! Especially biscuits - these look yummy.

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  20. Cheesy biscuits... Yum! Nevermind if they are bread or biscuits. Taste is most important :D

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  21. Who would turn these down? Only a crazy person! They look amazing!

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  22. I love bread. I won't give up bread. But I will ADD these biscuits! :)

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  23. My aunt used to make the most amazing biscuits - always light and flaky. These look equally as delicious for sure!

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  24. Oh I'm loving these savory biscuits - they look like just the thing to enjoy alongside a bowl of soup!

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  25. Totally agree. Bread is made to be eaten, not to be looked at!
    Those biscuits look super yummy.

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  26. These drop biscuits look simply irresistible! I have some soup ready and a couple of these biscuits would be what I need!

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  27. These biscuits look amazing!I would love a dozen of those!

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  28. I'm imagining how stellar these would be to split up in the mornings and stuff with yummies for the ultimate breakfast sammy---I love the simplicity/accessibility of these biscuits, thank you so much for sharing =D

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  29. Mmmmm! You are not helping me beat my carb cravings right now. *hehe* I could eat a whole batch of these right now. YUM! :)

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  30. These look amazing! I bet they would be the perfect thing for dunking into a hot bowl of soup!

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  31. I bet these biscuits taste amazing! I have made some with parmesan and scallion and they were fabulous too!

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  32. garlic, paprika and cheese - Yes, please! Great recipe! :)

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  33. Great biscuit - I bet these would be perfect as a just because or with some spicy chili (not traditional but whatever, it'd still be good)

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  34. I am so intrigued to make these tomorrow morning! Well only several hours later... I am hoping that I have enough cheddar in the fridge. These biscuits look SO wonderful! I cannot take my eyes off of them!

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  35. what would happen if I left out the sugar in these??
    or could I add agave or maple sugar?? hate having to work the sugar out of all the great looking recipes!!

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  36. We would call those scones in New Zealand. And we call biscuits what you refer to as cookies. There you go, your useless piece of information for today :)

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  37. Thanksgiving Day and just made these. Super tasty! I used a mixture of garlic powder and roasted garlic. I ended up needing to use the dough hook on the kitchen aid mixer to mix in the cheese. It might be easier to just use it from the beginning. Don't overmix though!

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