Cheddar Biscuits

In Comfort Food on October 16, 2010 at 11:59 pm

 

All Ready to be Served!

 

Well, you were promised, the good, bad, and ugly, these we, well not so good. They were also not as easy and low maintenance as I thought they would be. The recipe I followed was from the Food Network, because let’s be honest I LOVE the Food Network! I found the recipe for these, Almost-Famous Cheddar Biscuits while I was looking through their comfort food recipes. I was super excited about what I thought was going to be a yummy fall afternoon treat.

I ran into a few issues with these, the first being, I don’t have a food processor. I tried executing this recipe using a normal mixing bowl and a hand mixer, and made a super floury mess in my kitchen.

 

Dry Ingredients Before Shortening and Butter were added

 

Also, since the butter was supposed to be added while still cold, it was a challenge blending it with the shortening and other dry ingredients. Once, the shortening and butter were blended, I added the milk, which limited the floury fallout. I was very happy with how the hand mixer was working on this, until I went to knead the dough. It was much stickier than I had originally anticipated, and I ended up with a lot of it on my hands that was not easy to get off. I normally would have added some flour to this, but the recipe advised against this. In the end, I ended up with 12 biscuits ready to go into the oven.

 

Ready for the Oven

 

The recipe suggest baking for 15-20 minutes, my biscuits were more than a little brown and burned on the bottom after 13 minutes, so I recommend checking them sooner rather than later. Once they were in the oven, I moved on to the making the garlic butter mixture. This was super easy, and since I love garlic I added an extra clove. I once again experienced some technical difficulties here however. I wasn’t able to smash the garlic as well as I would have liked, owing to the fact that I don’t have a pestle and mortar. I definitely intend on acquiring a pestle and mortar soon, and certainly before I get a food processor. All in all it wasn’t a total loss, as the biscuits were fairly tasty, but next time there are several other things I would try, in addition to the notes above, I would add more cheddar cheese. I love cheese!

 

Garlic Butter

 

Let me know what you think. Changes? Anyone know a good way to crush garlic cloves?

In the meantime…bon appetit!

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