Feb 10, 2010

Cheese & Onion Biscuit Bread

Cheese & Onion Biscuit Bread



I’ll often crave crispy warm bread. Know that feeling? Sometimes I think I’m a carb junkie, other times I know for sure. Bread is just so full of flavor and versatile—especially when you toss little knobs of butter on top until they melt all over the warm and crispy bread. Yum.

Unfortunately I don’t always have time to make bread dough, let it rise (twice) and then bake it. So I invented this baby. It takes you 45 minutes from start to end, tops. I promise you, it’ll satisfy each and every one of your cravings and then some.

It’s more of a mix between bread and biscuit but, oh boy, it’s so tasty and fluffy, you’ll love it! Chances are you won’t even have to leave your house and can whip up this beauty using ingredients you already have in your pantry. Wouldn’t that be nice?





Ingredients:

2 cups flour
2 oz butter
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp baking powder
4 oz aged cheese
2 tsp dried parsley
1/2 tsp dried thyme
2 tsp dried (red) onion flakes
1 tsp chili flakes
1/2 cup milk + 2 tbsp
1 egg



Directions:

I’d just spent 1 1/2 hours on a fricken cold playground and felt I deserved a soul satisfying treat! Kid had an absolute blast. I was mainly cold, therefore I earned it. Sounds plausible? It worked for me!

Feb-2010-03



My new gadget. I love gadgets. Picked up a dirt-cheap flour sifter at IKEA and really like it so far. It looks so 2004—the kind of 2004 I imagined 2004 to be back when it was still 1985, you know? Alas, my car is still not flying and I just don’t look good in a tight, sparkly silver space outfit.

Cheese & Onion Biscuit Bread



Combine 2 cups all-purpose flour with 1/2 a tsp salt, 1 tbsp baking powder and sieve it.

Cheese & Onion Biscuit Bread



Cut in the butter. I’m kinda lazy and just stirred it in with a fork. It worked.

Cheese & Onion Biscuit Bread



Add 1 tsp dried chili flakes for a little extra kick (this won’t make it hot, it will just add some zing), 1/2 a tsp dried thyme and 2 tsp dried parsley.

Cheese & Onion Biscuit Bread



My latest addiction: dried red onions. They’re soft, crunchy, sweet and mildly spicy. I use them in salad dressings, spice rubs, and now in biscuits. Love ‘em. Add 2 tsp of it. Or more. You can always add more onion.

Cheese & Onion Biscuit Bread



Mix it all up.

Cheese & Onion Biscuit Bread



Grate 4 oz cheese. Opted for a really spicy, aged Gouda cheese, which is my favorite. Just grab whatever you like.

Cheese & Onion Biscuit Bread



Add the grated cheese to the flour and butter mix.

Cheese & Onion Biscuit Bread



Lightly beat an egg, combine it with the milk and pour it in. Mix it up with a fork.

Cheese & Onion Biscuit Bread



Sprinkle a little flour on a cutting board (or your counter top) and transfer the dough. It’ll be quite crumbly at this point.

Cheese & Onion Biscuit Bread



Start kneading until you have a supple dough. Shape it into a round shape. Or a Mickey Mouse, if you happen to feel particularly creative.

Cheese & Onion Biscuit Bread



Line a baking tray with baking paper and place the dough on top. Cut a deep X into the top of the dough.

Cheese & Onion Biscuit Bread


Bake in a preheated oven at 400F (200C) for 30 minutes.

 
I can’t help it, I just really like bread. Topped with little dollops of butter that melt all over it. Give me a big bowl of homemade potato soup as well, and I’m all yours. Figuratively speaking, of course (unless you’re George Clooney).

Cheese & Onion Biscuit Bread



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Cheese & Onion Biscuit Bread
Ingredients
  • 2 cups flour
    2 oz butter
    1/2 tsp salt
    1 tbsp baking powder
    4 oz aged cheese
    2 tsp dried parsley
    1/2 tsp dried thyme
    2 tsp dried (red) onion flakes
    1 tsp chili flakes
    1/2 cup milk + 2 tbsp
    1 egg
Directions
  1. Combine 2 cups all-purpose flour with 1/2 a tsp salt, 1 tbsp baking powder and sieve it. Cut in the butter. Add 1 tsp dried chili flakes, 1/2 a tsp dried thyme, 2 tsp dried onion flakes and 2 tsp dried parsley and mix it all up.

    Grate 4 oz cheese and add it to the flour mix. Lightly beat an egg, combine it with the milk and pour it in. Mix it up with a fork. Sprinkle a little flour on a cutting board (or your counter top) and transfer the dough. It’ll be quite crumbly at this point. Start kneading until you have a supple dough. Shape it into a round shape.

    Line a baking tray with baking paper and place the dough on top. Cut a deep X into the top of the dough. Bake in a preheated oven at 400F (200C) for 30 minutes.
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