Recipe: Cheddar Buttermilk Biscuits

cheddar buttermilk biscuits

What is better than warm biscuits straight out of the oven? Not many things. I had my beautiful friend’s beautiful 1 year old for the morning today and she was perfectly angelic and lovely. My two Cyclones, however, were in full force pushing each others buttons, screaming at each other, yet too in love to play separately. So it felt like a long morning. One that should end in comfort food. I also had some buttermilk to use up. This recipe is very easy, the biscuits were ready in 15 minutes and all three of the girls loved them. Enjoy!

Cheddar Buttermilk Biscuits

Makes about 10

1/4 cup of butter, melted

2 cups of spelt flour, plus more for dusting counter

1 tbs baking powder

1/2 tsp coarse sea salt

1 1/4 cups of buttermilk

1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar(the sharper the better)

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and preheat oven to 425. Sift together dry ingredients in a large bowl. Toss in buttermilk and cheese and stir until dough forms. Turn out onto floured counter and press into a disk about 1 inch thick. Cut with a round glass, about 4 inches in diameter. Place on baking sheet. Brush generously with melted butter. Bake for about 15 minutes until turning golden. Serve warm!

Recipe: Cheddar Scones

cheddar scones dough

The deep freeze, the closed Farmer’s Market, the grey of January: All factors that have contributed to a dramatic LOW in my cooking inspiration! I’m embarrassed to admit we’ve been eating a LOT of cheese quesadillas, steamed broccoli, and sliced apples. But you know what? Spring always comes. A Truth I cling to. Anyway, this freezing Monday morning brought a teensy bit of inspiration so here is a new and yummy recipe for you to try. This took about 5 minutes to prep, 15 minutes to bake, so easy easy easy! Enjoy!

Cheddar Scones

makes 12

2 cups multigrain flour (you can use whole wheat or spelt)

1 tbs baking powder

1/2 tsp coarse sea salt

generous pinch of chili flakes

1 cup shredded old cheddar

1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

1/2 cup cream

1 egg

Directions: Preheat oven to 375. Whisk together all the dry ingredients, including cheddar. Drizzle olive oil over the flour mixture. In a measuring cup, whisk together the cream and the egg. Add the cream and egg to the flour mixture and stir with a fork until just combined. Turn out onto wax or parchment paper and pat into an 8 inch round circle. Cut into 12 pieces and place on parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for about 15 mins.