Wednesday, April 16, 2014

pimento cheese biscuits


The amount of biscuits on this blog might be getting a little excessive. Is that a thing when it comes to biscuits though?

Biscuits are where I end up when I just want to relax in the kitchen. Making them is just soothing to me. It's cheaper than therapy!

These are the perfect biscuits for your Easter table, or to take along for a spring or summer picnic. So dang good. Pimento cheese and buttermilk biscuits were always meant to be friends. I'm so glad I finally introduced them!

Pimento Cheese Biscuits
makes 12-14 biscuits

you'll need:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more for topping
8 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 cup chopped fresh chives
1 (4 oz.) jar of sliced pimentos, drained and chopped
1 cup cold buttermilk
1 egg, beaten, for brushing

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.

Whisk flour, baking powder, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Add the butter and use a pastry cutter or your fingers to incorporate it until the mixture is coarse and crumbly. Stir in the cheese, chives, and pimentos. Add the buttermilk and stir until just combined.

Turn the dough out onto a well-floured surface and knead a few times until it holds together. Shape the dough to about 1/2 inch thickness. Use a floured biscuit cutter to cut out the dough and transfer to the baking sheets. (Gather up the scraps to make more biscuits as needed.)

Brush the top of each biscuit with the beaten egg and top with a bit more black pepper. Bake for 18-20 minutes, until the tops are golden brown. Cool slightly on a wire rack before serving warm!

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24 comments:

  1. Biscuits... it's a thing. And what a good thing it is. Love, love, love these Marie. You're the Biscuit Master.

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    1. That is high praise from you, lady! Thank you! :)

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  2. A person can never have too many biscuits. Once I take a bite, I can never seem to stop. These look delicious - I always crave something new when I pop by here!

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  3. Never apologize for too many biscuits--they are a necessity in life :) I love the combination of flavors here--and I especially the pops of red!

    Amy | Club Narwhal

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  4. I love biscuits so the more recipes the better! These look delicious. :)

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  5. You absolutely can never have too many biscuits!! Especially some that are this gorgeous!

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  6. No such thing as too many biscuits! I'm a little obsessed with pimiento and love it mixed into these!! They're an addiction waiting to happen.

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  7. Yum - this would go perfect with a big bowl of soup!

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  8. I don't think you can ever have too many recipes for biscuits-especially when pimentos and cheese are involved! These look and sound delicious!

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  9. Too many biscuits? What does that mean? Ha ha these look lovely.

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  10. This is the perfect time of year for biscuits so the more the better. Loving this combination!

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  11. Yum! I'm definitely loving all the biscuit recipes, girl!

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  12. bookmarked! love all things pimento!

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