I promised everyone the recipe for these scrumptious biscuits, but first a little explanation.
Please don't immediately start rocking back and forth. I'll do my best to keep it brief. Like The Chief always reminds me "just work toward a point Lu. Please just work toward a point."
I'm doing a catering-type job this Saturday and I've been working hard to decide on the perfect menu. So far I've decided on seven. Have I mentioned I have a problem with indecisiveness? Just when I think I've got it down, I'll have another idea that would be different! and perfect! and fun!
When I mention this problem to The Chief he usually says something along the lines of "well Lu, just stop having more ideas. Decide on something and stick with it."
Which seems so simple if you're him. Or someone else.
Just not if you're me.
Thank you Pinterest.
(I feel like I should be getting some type of royalties for posing as the subject of this poster)
Anyway, yesterday I couldn't decide whether to stick with what I had or to do some more THINKING ABOUT IT, which naturally resulted in me in the kitchen experimenting with some biscuits! that maybe could be served as sandwiches! with a lovely Rosemary Chicken Salad! or some Homemade Pimento Cheese (I could stir in some bacon! or some toasted nuts!).
It was either that or curl up in the fetal position for the rest of the day.
Here's what I did. (Nice, neat recipe at the end!)
First I chopped some rosemary. (Mainly because The Chief announced the other day that it was taking over the yard and he was going to cut it down if I didn't trim it)
Then I grated some cheese.
This was a block of Parmesan (not the pre-grated stuff)
Then I cut a stick of butter into 1 1/2 cups of self-rising flour mixed with 1/3 cup of cornmeal.
I used my trusty pastry cutter.
Then I stirred in the cream and milk and added the rosemary and cheese.
But I didn't take a picture.
I think that was when I was contemplating World Peace.
I used an ice-cream scoop to make the biscuits.
I baked them for about 15 minutes.
Then I ate all of them except about four. I can't remember.
The cheese gets a little bit browned and crusty on the bottom and OH MY GOODNESS.
These are best if eaten immediately after baking (If you want to reheat some, I suggest wrapping in foil and reheating in the oven on 350 for about 5-7 minutes)
I guarantee you'll love 'em!
Here's the easy recipe:
1 1/2 c. self-rising flour
1/3 c. cornmeal
1/2 c. (1 stick) cold butter
1 1/4 grated Parmesan (not pre-grated)
2 T. chopped fresh rosemary
3/4 c. heavy cream
1/2 c. milk (I used 2%)
1. Preheat oven to 425. Line a baking sheet with Silpat, or spray with baking spray.
2. Place flour and cornmeal in a medium bowl. Using a pastry blender, cut in the butter until mixture is crumbly. Add cheese and rosemary, stir to combine well. Add cream and milk, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened.
3. Using an ice-cream scoop or spoon divide batter into biscuits ( I had about 16, but it depends on the scooper!) Bake about 15 minutes until lightly browned!
**You could substitute Cheddar and thyme! Or Gouda and Dill! Or....!
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