The Country Cook: Cheddar & Chive Drop Biscuits
                                                   

Monday, September 21, 2015

Cheddar & Chive Drop Biscuits

Now you know I couldn't let National Biscuit Month come and go without sharing at least one biscuit recipe! I first had the opportunity to make these Cheddar & Chive Drop Biscuits this past August during the White Lily/Martha White Southern Baking Retreat in Nashville. We had some great hands-on experiences with the three new White Lily flours. Nothing like slapping on an apron and throwing flour, huh? That's my idea of fun.
Here I am with my partner, Alice Choi, from Hip Foodie Mom. We had a lot of fun together. She is hilarious! Nothing like making biscuits with someone to bring two people together. 
There are three new premium specialty flours that White Lily just launched; Wheat with crushed White Grape SeedWheat with crushed Red Grape Seed and then an All-Purpose Wheat. They are a lot of fun to use and the tastes are unexpectedly good and I was surprised I would love them so much. I can be skeptical of new products. Especially when my tried and true works perfectly. But these flours really do add a little something special and unique to your baked goods. And you know what one of my favorite features about these were? They have resealable bags. Genius! Why hasn't that happened sooner? I get excited over packaging that makes my life easier. Sometimes I wish I had access to the marketing and test kitchen folks for companies to tell them what would work and what wouldn't in a home kitchen. You know what I'm saying? Now, who do we need to talk to at the powdered sugar companies? Because those flimsy plastic sugar bags are a nightmare! Can I get an "Amen"? 
Anyhow, where was I? Drop biscuits are one of the simplest forms of biscuits to make. You don't have to roll out dough or even use a biscuit cutter. You just whip it up and scoop it out. And the White Lily Flour really does all the work. White Lily is made with a soft winter wheat and that is the key to it's uniqueness.
I'm telling you, it truly makes all the difference. Once you feel it in your fingers and start working with it, you can truly feel the difference from anything else you've used before. It helps all your baked goods come out light and fluffy. It's been the southern cooks' secret for generations.
Ingredients:
2 cups White Lily® All Purpose Wheat Flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup cold butter, cut into small cubes
1 cup finely shredded extra sharp Cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh chives
3/4 cup real buttermilk
Directions:
Heat oven to 450f degrees. Spray a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray or cover with parchment paper. Cut up your cold butter into cubes.
Using a fork, stir together flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl until blended. Cut in butter with a pastry blender, fork or your fingers. 
I prefer to use my fingers. Just squish the butter and flour together until you have small pellets of butter incorporated into the flour. 
Don't mess with it too much because you don't want the butter melted from the warmth of your fingers. 
Stir in cheese and chives.
The easiest way to chop chives is to use scissors (clean scissors!). Gets it done fast!
Stir in buttermilk until dough comes together.
Add 2-3 tablespoons additional buttermilk if dough seems too dry.
Drop dough by scant 1/4 cup onto baking sheet. I like to use these spring loaded scoopers. 
They just make the job go so much quicker and it helps you to measure the same amount every time. One of my favorite kitchen utensils!
Keep going with the rest of the biscuits. This batter will make about 15 biscuits.
Bake 10-13 minutes or until golden brown.
Serve warm.
Makes 15


This is not a paid sponsored post but I am a proud ambassador for Martha White and I love White Lily flour. All opinions are my own. 

54 comments :

  1. I like my biscuit with jam and butter.

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  2. It depends on my mood. Butter and honey, over easy egg and cheese or dipped in soup! (I could go for one of each right now!)

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  3. I love em hot out of the oven with a little butter and honey!!

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  4. I like mine with sausage/milk gravy...yumm

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  5. I love mine with lots of butter, sausage and gravy!

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  6. I am definitely going to try this recipe. Thanks for the chance to win White Lily products

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  7. Smothered in gravy!

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  8. I love a warm biscuit with butter & strawberry jam.

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  9. Well of course butter on my biscuit. Great giveaway. I LOVE Martha White and White Lily and can't wait to try out their new flours. These look and sound super good.

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  10. My favorite is with butter and fresh apple butter.

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  11. Fresh from the oven with lots of butter (and maybe a little honey or homemade preserves).

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  12. I always use White Lily for my biscuits. That is just how mom taught me. I just love a warm biscuit with butter right out of the oven. But my granny always use to take one and put a pat of butter and a spoonful of brown sugar inside. Then she would put it back in the oven to say warm during supper. Then we would have that sweet buttery treat after our meal. Biscuits always bring back memories for me of family and home.

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  13. Right out of the oven with butter and Golden Eagle syrup!

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  14. I just love a good biscuit with butter and honey but sometimes I want to be different and eat them with fig preserves! Yum!

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  15. I like mine plain or with honey!

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  16. Hot from the oven with butter & honey! YUM!!

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  17. I like mine hot, right out of the oven smothered with lots of butter and honey

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  18. I love to eat my biscuits with butter and syrup! Sometimes just plain with a cup of coffee. My grandmother's biscuits were so good that is usually how I ate them, plain with a cup of coffee!

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  19. Meat, cheese, eggs, or fig preserves, or plain with butter. Yeah, it's all good.

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  20. I love biscuits with bacon/sausage gravy. If there isn't any gravy, butter on a fresh, hot biscuit is Heaven!!

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  21. It's biscuits and gravy for me! barlarbear@aol.com

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  22. I adore biscuits and gravy
    llamance@hotmail.com

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  23. Fresh out of the oven with butter and honey is my favorite way to enjoy a biscuit!

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  24. Butter or jelly in the morning.

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  25. I love White Lily baking products!

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  26. I love to make homemade cheddar and garlic biscuits. Thanks for the chance to enter.

    Andrea D.
    short74717@msn.com

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  27. If it's a really good biscuit, I like to eat it plain! If it needs a little help, honey butter never hurt.

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  28. Mix butter and syrup together then sop with the biscuit... yum

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  29. Would be fun to win this giveaway.

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  30. I love my biscuits with real butter.

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  31. I like my biscuits with butter but my husband likes jam or honey!

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  32. My favorite way to eat biscuits is the sausage gravy on them!

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  33. My fav way to eat biscuits is with real butter and some local honey...I could eat them for breakfast, lunch AND dinner!

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  34. Love them with butter & honey!

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  35. Love my biscuits covered with homemade sausage gravy ... Yumm!

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  36. I love making drop biscuits and these seem like you can alter them based on the cheese and fresh seasonings you use - I will definitely try them!

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  37. I love biscuits! With butter or a sausage pattie please!

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  38. I love them with either strawberry or blueberry jam.

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  39. I like them with as much cheese as possible, and sometimes with an egg.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

    -Leslie
    carykhepburn{at}yahoo{dot}com

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  40. I love biscuits for breakfast - with bacon, egg and cheese!

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  41. Biscuits with strawberry butter are my favorite! I also like them with cinnamon butter, especially when it's home-made with cinnamon and honey.

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  42. My favorite is with butter and jam.

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  43. With butter, jam and scrambled eggs!

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  44. I love biscuits with honey and biscuits with gravy.

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  45. I like them hot out of the oven, slathered with butter!

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  46. Brownie

    Absolute favorite is biscuits and gravy! I will eat them any way. Strawberry jam is pretty good.

    ddpeters@windstream.net

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  47. I like mine plains with butter!

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  48. This recipe would be amazing to pair with a warm hearty bowl of stew o chili for the cool nights ahead , Can't wait to make this recipe ! It looks amazing ! - Danielle Fernandez -dmferna79@yahoo.com

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  49. My favorite way to eat them is drizzled with delicious butter!

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  50. Thanks, for this delicious recipe! I'll definitely try it very soon! I love my hot biscuits with butter and good fig preserves, or honey. I would really love to win. Good luck to everyone entering!

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