Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Cheddar Scallion Drop Biscuits

I clipped this from Gourmet magazine a few years ago and they are very tasty biscuits. What I like about them is that there is no kneading. I have never gotten the knack of kneading for a good biscuit. The dough is either too sticky or they turn out like rocks. How I envy those who can make a nice fluffy biscuit. Unfortunately, I resort to Pillsbury or our local bakery when I want those nice fluffy, airy biscuits.
These however, I can handle! Mix 'em up, drop 'em and bake 'em. They are quite tasty, especially served with a hearty soup or stew. One other note is that I have tried these with the shredded cheddar you buy in the package and with a good cheddar that I grated myself. Do yourself a favor and work those arm muscles. There is no denying the better flavor you achieve with a good sharp cheddar. I prefer the Cabot Sharp Cheddar, but you can use your favorite.

If anyone has any tips for me in getting my dough right for biscuits that you think I can handle (LOL) or tips on what I may be doing wrong, suggestions are welcome!
Cheddar Scallion Drop Biscuits
Makes12 biscuits

Active Time:15 min Start to Finish:35 min
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons sugar
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
6 oz Cheddar, coarsely grated (1- 1/2 cups) 3 scallions, finely chopped
1 cup well-shaken buttermilk

Preheat oven to 450°F. Whisk together flour, baking powder, sugar, baking soda, and salt in a bowl, then blend in butter with your fingertips until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in Cheddar and scallions. Add buttermilk and stir until just combined. Drop dough in 12 equal mounds about 2 inches apart onto a buttered large baking sheet. Bake in middle of oven until golden, 18 to 20 minutes.


  1. I just watched Emeril make this on one of his shows this weekend and I'm thinking "I want one of those" but I have not ever been successful with biscuits!

  2. Wow four pounds! That is great Linda! These biscuits look great. I pulled out some biscuits from my freezer tonight that I had mixed up a while ago. They are perfect with any meal. I like the addition of chives and cheese in yours. We love taco stuffed shells at our house. I am so bad because I add the whole brick of cream cheese! I like the idea of sprinkling with the crushed chips. I will add that to mine next time.

  3. Those look delicious! If only my husband would eat cheese.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. Funny that you know Manlius well. The boy I was writing to in that story lived in Sauquoit. Is that near you?

  4. Wow Linda...these look so good! Are they kind of like the ones at Red Lobster? I will have to try them!...Debbie

  5. Hi Linda! Those are just my type of biscuits. They look very tasty too!

    I hope you had a wonderful day!



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