Sunday, December 18, 2011

Cheese Surprise Biscuits

If you love those cheesy biscuits that they serve at Red Lobster and you like olives and jalapenos, you will love these biscuits. I combined a favorite snack recipe with my favorite biscuit recipe to bring you this new goodie.  So far, everyone who has tasted them gives them the thumbs up.  The jalapeno stuffed olives add that special little something to the taste but will not overpower the cheesy, buttery flavor of the biscuits.  They are very easy to make and only take 10 minutes to bake.  If you make them, please let me know what you think of them.

Kathleen's Cheese Surprise Biscuits


2 and one-fourth cups Bisquick
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 stick very cold butter
1 jar Lindsay Jalapeno Stuffed Olives
two thirds cup milk
about half a teaspoon Garlic Powder

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.  Drain olives and cut or chop into small pieces (about the size of a small pea) and set aside.  Measure the Bisquick into a medium bowl.  Cut stick of butter into half and set half of the butter aside to be used later.  Take half the stick of butter and cut it into the Bisquick with a pastry cutter (or sharp knives if you don't have a pastry cutter).  Part of the key to the recipe is making sure the butter is quite cold when you cut it into the Bisquick.  The butter will end up the size of small peas after being cut into the Bisquick.  Add the chopped olives and the cheese to the Bisquick mixture.  Stir in the milk until the mixture is moistened.  The dough will be sticky.  Drop by large  spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet.    Bake the biscuits for about 10 minutes or until they start to brown on the outside.  While the biscuits are baking, melt the other half stick butter and add the garlic powder to the melted butter.  When you take the biscuits out of the oven, brush the top of each biscuit with the melted butter and garlic powder mixture.  Serve warm.

I usually end up with about 10 biscuits although you could make them a little smaller and make a dozen.  If making large biscuits, I suggest flattening the spoonful of dough slightly so they are completely baked in the middle.  Although they are best just out of the oven, you can put the leftover biscuits in the refrigerator and warm up later in a microwave.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Giffordables Goodies

I've been a little remiss lately and have taken way too much time to take this photo write about Susan's shop in my blog.  This beautiful batt came from  Susan Gifford and her wonderful shop, Giffordables Folk Art & Fiber.  She carded it up from her beautiful hand dyed fleece.  The photo does not even come close to showing the beauty and softness of this glorious batt.  Spinning it is going to be a real pleasure.

Make sure you visit her etsy shop and ogle all the beautiful batts.  You should also visit her blog, Giffordables, to see all the beautiful photos!