Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Oprah Biscuits

These biscuits are one of our favorite sides. We love them because they are flavorful  and they go with just about everything. The best part is, they are made with things you probably have on hand which makes them a penny-pinching classic.
The original recipe was aired on the Oprah show a few years ago, thus the name "Oprah Biscuits." I think the guy who was on there might have been her personal chef.

Makes 12
2 c flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
4 Tbl cold butter
4 Tbl (2oz) goat cheese (I used cheddar!)
1 c buttermilk (I used 1 cup milk + 1 Tbl vinegar-let sit for 5 minutes)
butter to grease pan
1/4 c Parmesan cheese
  • Preheat oven to 425*
  • Mix all ingredients. Add extra tablespoon of milk if needed.
  • Drop batter onto greased pan (Use an oven proof cast iron skillet if you have one)
  • Brush with melted butter
  • Bake 14-16 minutes or until browned on top.
  • Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese

6 comments:

  1. These sound really good!

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  2. I'd recommend sticking with the cheddar. I tried it with the goat cheese and they were pretty bland.

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  3. Amy, thanks for letting me know! I had never actually had goat cheese when I posted these, but I got to try it a few weeks ago. It was not my favorite.
    Try them again with sharp cheddar. They are so good.

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  4. Yep, I'll be making these using white whole wheat flour..I'm looking for something to use in place of shortening or butter when making biscuits. Any ideas?
    xo bj

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  5. ooo, and meant to say I am following...come see me.:)

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  6. I now use white whole wheat flour in everything. I find taking away 2Tbl/cup evens out the texture and makes things less dense.
    As far as a substitute for the butter, there isn't much you can do with biscuits. Using a liquid (oil) will affect the texture. And using fruit purees will not taste good in a savory biscuit.

    I did see this on Taste of Home but I've never tried it:
    When a recipe calls for butter, replace half the butter with half as much yogurt. For instance, instead of 1 cup butter, use 1/2 cup butter and 1/4 cup yogurt.

    Let me know if you try something!

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