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RECIPE: Bleu Cheese Buttermilk Biscuits

21st Mar 11 (Mon) Leave a comment Go to comments

I’m late on posting this… too busy at work.  For last month’s vegetarian supper club in Eugene, we did a snowshoe trip; so the goal was to make something yummy that was also transportable.  I opted for…

Bleu Cheese Buttermilk Biscuits

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makes about 8 biscuits

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups unbleached all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp coarse salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2/3 cup chilled solid vegetable shortening, cut into smaller cubes
  • 1 cup crumbled bleu cheese
    (you could possibly find a vegan blue cheese variety, but that might be tough)
  • 1 Tbl chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 Tbl chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 cup buttermilk  (for vegan… see comments section)
  • 1 Tbl milk/soy milk/rice milk/etc

Steps:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Whisk first 4 ingredients in medium bowl to blend.
  3. Add shortening. using fingertips, rub in until coarse crumbs form.
  4. Mix in 3/4 cup cheese, rosemary and 1 1/2 teaspoons thyme.
  5. Make well in center. Add 1 cup buttermilk and stir until dough forms, gradually mixing in dry ingredients.
  6. Turn dough out onto floured work surface. Knead gently until combined, about 5 turns. Pat dough into 1-inch-thick rectangle. Cut into squares.
  7. Transfer squares to baking sheet. Brush with 1 tablespoon milk/soymilk/ricemilk. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup cheese and 1 1/2 teaspoons thyme. Sprinkle with pepper.  The biscuits can be prepared 4 hours ahead, just cover & chill until ready to bake.
  8. Bake biscuits until golden, about 20 minutes.
  9. Serve warm or at room temperature… or in a warming hut at Gold Lake, Oregon.

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~Dan – np: David BazanLive at Electrical Audio

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  1. 21st Mar 11 (Mon) at 6:01 am

    Great combo, rosemary and blue cheese. Can’t wait to try these with a light soup.

  2. 24th Mar 11 (Thu) at 9:43 am

    Hey Dan, thanks for sharing this recipe, can’t wait to try it out.

    Vegan Buttermilk – combine 1/2 cup soymilk with 2 tsp of apple cider vinegar

  1. 22nd Nov 11 (Tue) at 5:46 am

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