Herbal biscuits to fuel your day

By JeffGraveline

Fluffy, light and warm, these savory biscuits will be a ray of sunshine on your cold winter day.

A typical biscuit recipe usually only includes flour, milk, butter and

baking powder.

But the fresh herbs in these biscuits add character, and after mastering this recipe, you can customize your own combination of seasonings in batches to come.

Not to mention, the cheese will bake nicely on the outside of the biscuits and be soft and gooey on the inside.

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Liberally grease a cookie sheet with butter and set it aside.

If you have a sifter, sift the flour twice to make these biscuits even fluffier. Otherwise, simply combine the flour with the herbs and cheese with a fork in a large mixing bowl.

If you want to save money, buy a block of cheese instead of a pre-shredded package. Then, slice the cheese and tear into enough  chunks to fill a half-cup measurer.

Next, combine the butter and flour with a knife and a fork. It’s best to use very small pieces of cold butter. Continue cutting the butter until it is fully integrated into the flour. You will know when you’re done when the mixture is crumbly.

Add the milk and stir until the dough holds together and is a little sticky.  A spoon may work better than a fork for this step of the recipe.

You may need to add another tablespoon or two of milk and mix the dough with your hands in order to completely blend the milk with the flour, herbs and cheese.

It is fine for the dough to be lumpy, but you’ll want to make sure that everything is evenly mixed.

Place spoonfuls of dough an inch apart on the cookie sheet. This recipe will make approximately 12 biscuits.

Bake the batch for 10 to 12 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into a biscuit comes out clean. Use caution when removing cookie sheet from oven.

Serve biscuits warm.