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 .