Cheese and Herb Biscuits to Liven Up the Night

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Easy and elegant breads can make a party out of a ho-hum night. Enliven your supper time with these deliciously simple Cheese and Herb Biscuits.

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This week for soup night I had enough time and energy to prepare some “good bread.” That’s a colloquialism for a baked good that is good enough to make up for even the lowliest soup.

Soup night is not always a favorite around here.

However, this particular night was a hit! Kids hummed while they ate their soup and some even had seconds. And the biscuits? Gone like a flash. Apparently, I need to start preparing bigger batches of biscuits!

I made these biscuits a little bit “more” by adding in chopped fresh herbs and Dubliner cheese. I used dill and parsley, but you could really use whatever fresh herbs you have.

Dubliner is our once-a-year-at-St-Patrick’s day splurge; I typically buy a huge block of it at Costco. It’s fun to work it into other dishes so that we don’t waste this hearty cheese. If you don’t have Dubliner, you could use your favorite cheddar or swiss-style cheese instead.

You can cut the biscuits into 8 large or 16 small. Squares and rectangles are quick work with a knife. Fancy rounds are more fun. It’s totally up to you! These biscuits come together amazingly quickly. Who needs a can when you can make it better yourself?

Of special note: these biscuits are great in the bread basket, but they also make a fantastic sandwich base for eggs, ham, or cheese. Yum!

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How to make this good and cheap:

Here are some of the strategies you can use to make this recipe more economical:

How I make this recipe easy:

One of the great things about biscuits is that you can freeze them before or after baking. If you freeze them prior to baking, you don’t thaw them, just slide the frozen biscuits into the hot oven and add a few minutes to the baking time. If you bake them first and then cool and freeze, you can very easily thaw them overnight on the counter so they’re ready when you are.

This recipe really couldn’t be easier than it is, but having the right kitchen tools can really make your time in the kitchen more enjoyable. Over time, I’ve honed my collection so that they are perfect for my needs.

Here are the tools that I use for this recipe:

  • food processor or pastry blender – Either of these tools make quick work of the short dough. You can do it by hand with two knives, but I prefer my food processor.
  • bench knife – I love this tool for easily cutting dough into pieces.
  • parchment paper – I hate washing pans. Parchment paper makes clean up a breeze.
  • sheet pans – I LOVE my set of steel sheet pans. They make such a difference in baking.

 

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Cheese and Herb Biscuits
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 
Easy and elegant breads can make a party out of a ho-hum night. Enliven your supper time with these deliciously simple Cheese and Herb Biscuits.
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: biscuits, cheese biscuits, herb biscuits
Servings: 16 biscuits
Calories: 113 kcal
Author: Jessica Fisher
Ingredients
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 ounces cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter cubed
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh dill
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 425 °. Line a baking sheet with parchment or a silpat mat.
  2. In a food processor fitted with a metal blade, combine the flour, salt, baking powder. Pulse a few times.
  3. Add the cheese, butter, and herbs. Pulse until coarse crumbs are formed. Pour mixture into a mixing bowl. Add the buttermilk and stir until a dough forms.
  4. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured board and knead lightly until smooth.
  5. Flatten to a 3/4-inch thickness. Cut into 16 squares. Place biscuits on prepared sheet and bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Recipe Notes

You can also freeze the biscuits, baked or unbaked. Flash freeze and store in an airtight container in the freezer. If baking from frozen, increase baking time 5 minutes. Alternatively, bake and cool the biscuits and store them in an airtight container in the freezer.

Nutritional values are approximate and based on 1 biscuit.

Nutrition Facts
Cheese and Herb Biscuits
Amount Per Serving
Calories 113 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 181mg8%
Potassium 111mg3%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 193IU4%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 74mg7%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Updated April 1, 2017.

About Jessica Fisher

I believe anyone can prepare delicious meals—no matter their budget.

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Comments

  1. Made these tonight – hubby and son couldn’t get enough. I’ve been on the lookout for a biscuit recipe that worked for me, and this one *definitely* worked. Thanks! 🙂

  2. I made a similar biscuit….but mine had black pepper in them!
    http://homeschoolblogger.com/martha/784444/

  3. these sound good! I tried some Dubliner a little bit ago, and it certainly tastes great. 🙂

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