“Oh they taste like pizza!” Paul always has the best way of breaking things down. But in truth, he’s right. These are fabulous pillows of garlic cheesiness. They are delicious!
I was feeling garlic this week. Well, let’s be honest, I’m always feeling garlic. Garlic, cheese, butter, and chocolate (not necessarily mixed together) are blessings from heaven and should be appreciated and enjoyed as often as possible.
So in my garlic (dare I say) obsession this week, I found this recipe. In truth, I was hoping for slivers of fresh garlic mixed into the dough. I suppose I could have done that. It would’ve been overkill but as someone who adores garlic, that’s not a problem. Plus, you could always adjust the amount of garlic powder if needed.
However, I have to say these are a wonderful balance of both cheddar cheese and garlic. The butter gives them a lovely hint of creaminess. Two notes… I needed to use more buttermilk than called for and I doubled the melted butter recipe just to ensure that I had enough to generously lather them up. Oh, and I didn’t have dried parsley so I used fried Italian herbs.
Go forth, bake, and indulge!
Homemade Cheesy Garlic Biscuits (recipe care of handletheheat.com)
BISCUIT INGREDIENTS: 2 cups all-purpose flour, 2 teaspoons baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter (cubed), 6 ounces shredded sharp cheddar cheese (about 1 1/4 cups), 3/4 cup whole milk or buttermilk (very cold)
BUTTER INGREDIENTS: 3tablespoonsmelted butter, 1/2teaspoondried parsley, 1/2teaspoongarlic powder
DIRECTIONS: Preheat the oven to 425°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, garlic powder, and salt. Use a pastry blender to cut the butter into the flour mixture until the butter forms pea-sized crumbs. Mix in the cheese. Add the buttermilk and stir until just combined. Drop the dough by scant 1/4-cup portions onto the prepared baking sheet. Bake until golden brown, about 16 to 17 minutes. While the biscuits are baking, combine the melted butter, parsley, and garlic powder. Brush the biscuits with the garlic butter and serve warm.