Thursday, April 26, 2012

Goat Cheese Biscuits!



Oh. Em. Gee.  As in OMG.  As in Oh My Goodness.   2012 has thus far been seriously challenging. Has anyone else been experiencing this same thing?  


I entered the new year thinking of a booming savings account, a career that would take off like a rocket, a gym schedule that would shame supermodels...instead I am dealing with tax accountants, an 8.5% unemployment rate and a gym schedule that might shame a slightly overweight person.  grrrr.


But what is a girl to do but keep her head up?  And blog about it.  I have to believe that the Mayan calendar wasn't predicting the end of the world in 2012, it was predicting this year was going to be the year to end all "sanity-testing" years.  I mean...I can't be the only one having a trying relationship with 2012, right?  Right?! 


Well, just in case I am not the only one experiencing trials in this year of 12, I have made you guys some heart-warming, belly-filling, soul-comforting biscuits.  Biscuits!  I mean, they are basically the answer to all your problems. (Second of course to chocolate...or champagne)




Not only are they smothered in melted butter...they have goat cheese in them!  Goat cheese!  In the biscuits!  And I didn't stop there, they are suuuuper easy to make!  It's just one less thing to stress about in 2012. So let your troubles melt away with the butter as you indulge in these dreamy Goat Cheese Biscuits.  And go ahead, wash them down with some champagne...or beer...or red wine...


Recipe:
(slightly adapted from joythebaker.com)
2 cups All-Purpose Flour
3 teaspoons Baking Powder
1 1/2 teaspoons Salt
4 tablespoons cold Unsalted Butter, cut into cubes
1/2 tablespoon unsalted butter (to grease the the pan)
1 tablespoon unsalted butter (to be melted and brushed on top of the biscuits)
4 ounces (one small package) Goat Cheese
1 cup Buttermilk

10-inch Cast Iron Skillet


Pre-heat oven to 425° (then wash your hands!  You need them pretty intimately in this recipe!)


In a medium/large bowl whisk flour, baking powder, and salt


Add cubed butter... 

...and crumble goat cheese in using your hands (told you)

Using your hands/fingers incorporate the butter and goat cheese until the mixture becomes crumbly and pebbly 

Make a well in the center and add the buttermilk

Using a fork, mix the flour mixture with the buttermilk until it is a dough and there is no more dry flour


Stick your skillet in the oven for about a minute...then grease the bottom and around the side with butter


Scoop and drop your biscuits into the greased skillet (I used an ice cream scooper to do the job!)

Melt the 1 tablespoon of butter and brush the tops of the biscuits with the melted butter


Stick 'em in the oven and bake for 15-18 minutes.  Biscuits are done when the tops are a pretty, golden brown
Enj♥y!!!

Goat Cheese Biscuits
2 cups All-Purpose Flour
3 teaspoons Baking Powder
1 1/2 teaspoons Salt
4 tablespoons cold Unsalted Butter, cut into cubes
1 tablespoon unsalted butter (to grease the the pan)
1 tablespoon unsalted butter (to be melted and brushed on top of the biscuits)
4 ounces (one small package) Goat Cheese, crumbled
1 cup Buttermilk
10-inch Cast Iron Skillet
  • Pre-heat oven to 425° (then wash your hands!  You need them pretty intimately in this recipe!)
  • In a medium/large bowl whisk flour, baking powder, and salt
  • Add cubed butter and crumble goat cheese in using your hands (told you)
  • Using your hands/fingers incorporate the butter and goat cheese until the mixture becomes crumbly and pebbly 
  • Make a well in the center and add the buttermilk
  • Using a fork, mix the flour mixture with the buttermilk until it is a dough and there is no more dry flour
  • Stick your skillet in the oven for about a minute...then grease the bottom and around the side with butter.
  • Scoop and drop your biscuits into the greased skillet (I used an ice cream scooper to do the job!)
  • Melt the 1 tablespoon of butter and brush the tops of the biscuits with the melted butter
  • Stick 'em in the oven and bake for 15-18 minutes.  Biscuits are done when the tops are a pretty, golden brown

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