Get excited because these Rustic Chive and White Cheddar Biscuits are where it’s at. Layers of buttery goodness are mixed with fresh chopped chives and sharp white cheddar. These rustic shaped biscuits MUST be on your table this weekend!
Rustic Chive and White Cheddar Biscuits
I’m a big fan of making homemade biscuits. I know that it seems like a pain to make homemade biscuits, but Honestly, they really aren’t too complicated and the end result is definitely worth it. These Rustic Chive and White Cheddar Biscuits are perfect if you are new to biscuit making. They are simple to put together and since they are a rustic style biscuit, you don’t have to worry about them looking perfect. I love the flavor of the white cheddar paired with the chives in this recipe. It’s the perfect combo and the biscuits go great with any brunch or breakfast menu.
Tips for Making Homemade Biscuits
One of the things that makes a biscuit great is their texture. Not only do they need to be light and fluffy, but they need to have some great layers. Want to know the secret? Keep your ingredients COLD and DON’T work the dough too much. When biscuits go in the oven and the ingredients are cold, as they heat up, the butter starts to steam and create air pockets which then create your layers. If your ingredients aren’t cold or if you work with the dough too much, the butter will already be soft and it won’t create as much steam. Then you won’t get flaky layers. Here are some tips to make sure this doesn’t happen.
- Measure out your butter, milk and cheese and place them in the fridge while you mix your dry ingredients.
- Use a pastry cutter or even a fork to work the butter into the dry ingredients, instead of using your hands.
- Use a wooden spoon to stir the dough together and only knead at the end to avoid too much contact with your hands.
- After you have rolled out your dough and cut it into rectangles, place them on a sheet pan and put in the freezer for 5 minutes before baking.
Rustic White Cheddar and Chive Biscuits
- 1 ⅔ cup all purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 6 Tablespoons unsalted butter, cold and cut in small pieces
- ⅔ cup whole milk
- ½ cup shredded sharp white cheddar cheese
- 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh chives
- Preheat oven to 400° and line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
- In a medium-sized bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt and whisk to combine. Add in cold butter pieces and using a pastry cutter or fork, cut the butter into the flour until they are the size of peas.
- Add in milk, cheese, and chives. Then using a wooden spoon or rubber spatula, gently mix everything together until it starts to form a ball of dough.
- Turn out dough onto a floured surface and lightly knead the dough, folding it over onto itself about 4-6 times until the dough isn't sticking anymore and keeps it's shape. Shape the dough roughly into a rectangle and using a knife or pastry cutter, cut dough into 8 rectangles.
- Place cut biscuits onto prepared sheet pan and place in the freezer for 5 minutes.
- Remove biscuits from the freezer and place in preheated oven. Bake for approximately 15 minutes until biscuits have risen and are golden brown.
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