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Rosemary Cheddar Drop Biscuits

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Heavenly Rosemary Cheddar Drop Biscuits: A Flavorful Twist on a Classic Favorite

Welcome to our kitchen where we’re about to embark on a delightful culinary journey with a recipe that promises to tantalize your taste buds and fill your home with irresistible aromas. Today, we’re diving into the world of savory biscuits with a twist – Rosemary Cheddar Drop Biscuits. These fluffy, cheesy delights are perfect for breakfast, brunch, or as a side for your favorite soups and stews. So, let’s gather our ingredients and get ready to bake up some biscuit magic!

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Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 tablespoon dried rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) butter, cold and cubed
  • 1 cup + 1 tablespoon buttermilk

Instructions:

  1. Preheat and Prep: Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or lightly grease it with butter to prevent sticking.
  2. Mix Dry Ingredients: In a large mixing bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, 1 cup of cheddar cheese (reserve the remaining 1/4 cup for topping), dried rosemary, garlic powder, baking powder, sugar, salt, and black pepper. Stir until well combined.
  3. Incorporate Butter: Add the cold, cubed butter to the dry ingredients. Using a pastry cutter or your fingers, work the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs.
  4. Add Buttermilk: Pour in the buttermilk and gently stir the mixture until a soft, sticky dough forms. Be careful not to overmix; the dough should be just combined.
  5. Form Biscuits: Using a spoon or cookie scoop, drop heaping spoonfuls of the biscuit dough onto the prepared baking sheet, leaving some space between each biscuit.
  6. Top with Cheese: Sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup of cheddar cheese evenly over the tops of the biscuit dough.
  7. Bake: Transfer the baking sheet to the preheated oven and bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the biscuits are golden brown and cooked through.
  8. Serve Warm: Remove the biscuits from the oven and let them cool slightly on the baking sheet before serving. Enjoy these savory delights warm with butter or your favorite jam.

Cook’s Notes and Variations:

  • Fresh Herbs: If you have fresh rosemary on hand, feel free to use it instead of dried rosemary for an extra burst of flavor.
  • Cheese Options: Experiment with different types of cheese like sharp cheddar, Gruyere, or even blue cheese for unique flavor profiles.
  • Sweet Twist: For a sweeter version of these biscuits, omit the garlic powder and black pepper, and add a tablespoon of honey to the dough.
  • Make-Ahead: You can prepare the biscuit dough in advance and refrigerate it for up to 24 hours before baking. Just be sure to let it come to room temperature before baking for best results.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

Q: Can I freeze these biscuits? A: Yes, you can freeze the baked biscuits for up to 1 month. Allow them to cool completely, then wrap them tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil before placing them in a freezer-safe bag or container.

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Q: Can I make these biscuits without buttermilk? A: If you don’t have buttermilk on hand, you can make a substitute by mixing 1 cup of milk with 1 tablespoon of lemon juice or vinegar. Let the mixture sit for 5-10 minutes before using it in the recipe.

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Q: Are these biscuits keto-friendly or low-carb? A: Unfortunately, this recipe is not suitable for a keto or low-carb diet due to the use of all-purpose flour and sugar. However, you may be able to adapt it using almond flour or a low-carb baking mix for a similar result.

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Q: Can I reheat these biscuits? A: Yes, you can reheat the biscuits in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for 5-7 minutes or until warmed through.

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With their flaky texture, cheesy goodness, and aromatic rosemary flavor, these Rosemary Cheddar Drop Biscuits are sure to become a staple in your recipe collection. Whether you serve them alongside a hearty soup, as a savory breakfast treat, or simply enjoy them on their own, they’re bound to impress. So, next time you’re craving a comforting baked good, whip up a batch of these irresistible biscuits and delight your senses with every bite!

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