Goat Cheese and Chive Biscuits

Goat Cheese and Chive Biscuits

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for rolling
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • handful of chopped chives
  • 8 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, divided
  • 4 ounces goat cheese, cold
  • 2/3 - 3/4 cup whole milk

For biscuit sandwiches, fill them with crisp bacon, slices of avocado and sunny side up eggs.

In a bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt and chives.  Cut 6 tablespoons of butter and the goat cheese into pieces and sprinkle over the flour mixture.  Use a pastry cutter to cut the butter and cheese in until pea-sized pieces remain.  Refrigerate while you preheat the oven.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.  Add the milk to the chilled flour mixture and stir with a spoon just until a shaggy dough forms; the dough should just barely hold together.  On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 1 inch thick.  Cut into biscuits with a 2-inch biscuit cutter and place 1 inch apart on the baking sheet.

Bake at 450 for 12-14 minutes, until risen and golden brown.  Melt the remaining 2 tablespoons butter and brush over the hot biscuits.  Serve piping hot.

Yields about 12 biscuits.

Recipe from Curly Girl Kitchen