I sincerely hope that this New Year is full of great things for you, including lots of hugs and kisses. You can never give or receive too many hugs and kisses. I have mathematically proven this.
In Nalena’s world, I am full of resolutions for 2012:
1. I am resolved to post twice a week on this blog, no more of this making you wait for an entire month. (How dare I?!?!)
2. I will exercise every day. Oh my. Can I do it? If you join me, maybe I can. If we support each other. I signed up for a half-marathon which takes place at the end of March, today I ran 2 miles. I am fairly certain that means I am ready. Reasons for exercise: reduces hypertension, diabetes, cancer, heart attack, Alzheimer, etc. In a nutshell, it improves your quality of life.
3. I will not stare at the internet for hours on end. I am really bad at this. How will I regulate it? Ideas or suggestions?
4. Start reading more news, including reading the entire front page of the newspaper, and at least two New York Times articles per day. I will not just rely on NPR as my sole source of news.
Things I will continue doing for the New Year:
1. Eat a cookie as a part of my daily breakfast (if available)
2. Ask too many questions
3. Randomly kiss others
4. Drink micheladas
Ok, enough about resolutions. On to these biscuits I made you. They are delicious and amazing. I halved the recipe seeing that there are only two of us. It worked out perfectly. I ended up with six scrumptious buttery, cheesy bisucits. They come together quickly and are infinitely better than anything from the store.
Recipe (adapted from Gourmet):
- 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
- 8 oz Cheddar, coarsely grated (2 1/2 cups)
- 4 tablespoons of chives, finely chopped
- 1 cup well-shaken buttermilk
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Grease cookie sheet with butter or oil.
Mix the dry ingredients together in a bowl: flour, baking powder, sugar, baking soda and salt. With your fingers mix in the butter until it becomes a coarse meal. Mix in the cheddar and chives. Pour in the buttermilk and stir until it’s all moistened. Use a ¼ cup measuring cup to measure out each biscuit, be sure to have an inch and a half between each biscuit. Cook in oven for thirteen to fifteen minutes.
Makes 12 biscuits.