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Friday, June 29, 2012

Cheese and Chorizo Biscuits


This is the first time that I've baked biscuits , the American version .


Before , I kinda confused it with scones .

Both are made in similar manner , nearly same texture and ingredients .....

Nearly , okay ? So to know more , just google it ! lol

I found this recipe from Alton Brown's Good Eats 3 , it's an accompaniment to one of his chicken dish

Biscuits are usually served with gravy or alongside a savoury meal .

I added my leftover homemade longganisa , ( what we called the native sausage in the Philippines ) but we actually call it chorizo in my hometown , Bacolod . So , these biscuits are a meal in itself and can be served with coffee , tea - just like scones ! - Coke and even ice cold water heh ! Gravy is optional !

Incidentally , there's a Bake Along and they featured scones , co-hosted by Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids , Lena of frozen Wings and Joyce of Kitchen Flavours . I've asked Zoe , if my biscuits can be accepted and luckily , she said yes ! Thank you , Zoe !


 Recipe from Alton Brown's Good Eats 3

Cheesy Herbalicious Biscuits

12 oz / 340 grams all-purpose flour
2 tsps baking powder
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt ( I used 3/4 tsp )
1 tsp each fresh thyme and sage ( a handful of chopped cilantro )
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper ( omitted this )
4 oz extra sharp white cheddar ( 85 grams mild cheddar )
4 oz  /1 stick / 113 grams unsalted butter , frozen
7 oz / 200 ml low-fat buttermilk ( I used homemade , whole milk + rice vinegar ) 
50 grams homemade chorizo 


* Preheat oven to 400°F/200°C .
* Combine the first 7 ingredients in a medium bowl and set aside .
* Grate the cheese and butter ; immediately add it to the flour mixture . Stir to combine ; pour in the buttermilk and just stir to combine . Dump the dough into a floured surface and start folding the dough over on itself , gently kneading for 30 seconds until it is soft and smooth . Press the dough out to 1/2 inch thick . Use a 3-inch round cutter and cut out the biscuits ; make your cut as close as possible to limit waste ; about 8 -9 total .
* Bake until the biscuits are tall and golden , 15-20 minutes .

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24 comments:

  1. lol i love answering questions with 'just google it!' seriously, it takes me forever to explain something people could just find so easily. anyway, these look sooo good. cheese and chorizo together? in a biscuit? yes please!

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    1. Anna , it's better that way , they can learn more that just reading it here ! lol

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  2. Hi Annie, nice knowing you through the Bake Along. Your biscuits look delicious! I would love to have some - Mich@Piece of Cake

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    1. Hey Michele , thank you so much for dropping by ! :)

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  3. wow, you're joining a group, tita lis? what's this? i wanna join, too! :D

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    1. Go join the Bake Along ! Bake some scones and submit asap ! lol

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  4. Hi Anne, your biscuit look so good, can I drop by for tea? LOL

    Love your cheesy recipes and nice presentation.

    Have a nice day.

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    1. Amelia, will reserved some for you ! Don't forget bring some ice cream ! :D

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  5. Hi Anne,

    Glad that you are joining us with our bake-along. Definitely there is some similarities between American style biscuits and scones. Your "scone-like" biscuits look very delicious... I really missed eating these biscuits with fried chicken and gravy.

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    1. Zoe , definitely with fried chicken and gravy ! :D

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  6. I've never try savory scone before but I would love to try this cheese & chorizo for a start! Love the look of these yummy scones. They definitely look like scones to me. We love chorizo & cheese so no problem to finish these scones. Believe me with my teenage sons, they will be gone within minutes! Boy, they can EAT!

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    1. Kit , your boys will really dig these biscuits esp if you'll add more sausages ! lol

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  7. I like your savory version of scone or so called America biscuit.

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  8. hi anne, so nice to see you joining us for the first time and your cheesy biscuits look so good. even without the gravy, mi will be happy to eat this with you :))

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  9. Looks very good! And with cheese and chorizo! I would definitely love to have a slice or two!
    Thank you for baking along with us, hope you can join us again for future bakes! Wish you a wonderful weekend!

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  10. very interesting twist - nice :)

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  11. Savoury scones! Wonderful!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  12. What flavorful, yummy biscuits!!! And, I agree, scones and biscuits are so very similar.

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  13. Oh these look delicious - I love the cheese and chorizo combination. They are really like scones - only savory - which I think is best - delicious :)
    Mary x

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  14. These look delicious.
    Also, I LOVE longanisa, it is my go-to quick meal to have. Whenever I ask my friends if they want some, they always ask me what they are. Finally! Someone who knows! :p

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  15. These sound delicious and better yetthey sound interesting. I'll have to give your recipe a try. Have a great weekend. Blessings...Mary

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  16. Nice looking biscuits, so flaky, bookmarking for future bake as I have only baked scones and not the savory biscuits!

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