Side Dishes

Cheddar Chive Biscuits

A little late, but I wanted to wish all of my readers a Happy New Year!

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.

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