I don’t know about you, but all of my coworkers are either A) really healthy or B) still doing well on their resolutions to be really healthy. And good for them! But…that wasn’t my resolution. I’m not unhealthy be any means, but I’m also not cutting carbohydrates like a few of them. I’m not cutting carbs from anything. Ever. How could you do that?! I just don’t understand a world without bread and pasta. I feel like Regina George on Mean Girls: “Is butter a carb??”
Subconsciously I think my body is trying to pick up the slack for everyone who’s cutting out carbs, because I’ve been on a major bread kick lately (that’s how I’m justifying it anyways). A meal just doesn’t seem complete without it! And a glass of red wine, of course. Bread making just seems so overwhelming though, I’m a little apprehensive to try it. Quick breads like biscuits are an easy way to transition into real bread making.
These biscuits are quick and just as easy as a bisquick mix, so don’t even go there. The original recipe was from Alton Brown, adapted a bit by my Dad, and now by me. I
needed wanted to add cheddar cheese because along with my carb obsession, I also have a thing for cheese. Just look at that crispy, cheesy goodness! And who doesn’t love black pepper and garlic?? These would also be great with some green onions, rosemary, or chives. I love recipes that are versatile!
Speaking of green onions, did you guys know you can regrow green onions from the roots you normally throw away? We have them continuously growing in a glass of water on our windowsill. It’s fantastic! I might have to throw the occasional garden post on here, my green thumb is getting antsy for spring. Hope you don’t mind.
Until then though, I hope you give these a try! You won’t be disappointed.
Cheddar Garlic Biscuits (adapted from Alton Brown)
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp pepper
- 2 cloves minced garlic
- 4 tbs butter flavored shortening
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 cup buttermilk
- Combine flour, salt, pepper and garlic in bowl.
- Using fingers, cut shortening into flour.
- Add and mix in cheese.
- Pour buttermilk in and mix just until combined. Dough will still be sticky.
- Roll on floured surface until about 3/4 inch thick. Cut biscuits with cutter or glass rim.
- Reform dough, roll out, and cut again.
- Bake at 400 degrees for 18-20 minutes.