Monday, November 26, 2012

Thanksgiving Biscuits

I'm traveled for Thanksgiving this year, so I wasn't really involved in making any food. I did really want to be put in charge of something, so I made biscuits. Because of that, this holiday turned into that episode of Friends when Monica lets Chandler make the cranberry sauce and he makes too much of a deal about it. That's me. With biscuits.



I made two different kinds for dinner: cheddar and cranberry cream cheese (original recipes linked). Between the two recipes, this makes 24-30 biscuits.



Prep Time
(total): 30 minutes
Cook Time (total): 30 minutes

Ingredients
for cheddar biscuits
Two (2) cups of all-purpose flour
Three (3) teaspoons of baking powder
One (1) teaspoon of salt
1/4 teaspoon of onion powder
1/4 teaspoon of garlic, minced
1/3 cup of butter, cubed
One (1) cup of sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 cup of milk -- I used almond milk
Two (2) tablespoons of canola oil 

for cranberry cream cheese biscuits
1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups of bread flour
One (1) tablespoon of granulated sugar
One (1) tablespoon of baking powder
One (1) teaspoon of salt
3/4 teaspoon of baking soda
Four (4) ounces of cream cheese, cubed
Four (4) tablespoons of butter, cubed
1 1/8 cups of buttermilk
Handful of Craisins


Directions 
for cheddar biscuits
Preheat oven to 400F degrees.
In a large mixing bowl,
mix the flour, baking powder, salt and onion powder.
Stir in the butter and garlic. Blend with a fork until the mixture is course.
Slowly mix
in oil, milk, and cheese.


Keep mixing
until it is completely blended.
Palm a handful of dough and place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake for 15 minutes, or until they are golden brown. Brush with butter when they come out of the oven.

for cranberry cream cheese biscuits
The cranberry biscuits are perfect for leftover sandwiches
Preheat oven to 450F degrees.
Mix all dry ingredients (except the Craisins) in a large mixing bowl.
Slowly add the butter and cream cheese. Blend with a fork until the mixture is course.
Slowly pour in the buttermilk and stir until the mixture becomes doughy.
Gently fold the Craisins into the dough.
Palm a handful of dough and place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake for 15 minutes or until they are golden brown.

Enjoy!