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Friday, November 18, 2011

Thanksgiving Recipe: Rosemary Cheese Biscuits

Sweet potatoes, cranberries, potatoes, sage, pumpkin, squash, stuffing, pies, casseroles, biscuits, rolls......

What does this remind you of? Thanksgiving ofcourse! - a time for remembering, cherishing and being thankful for all the wonderful things one has been blessed with. It 24th November this year and am sure those who are in US have already started preparing elaborative menus, ready to cook up a storm for their loved ones. I have many friends who eagerly wait for this special time of the year to cook, eat & just relax and gain a few extra pounds by the end of it. ;-)

Oh, and there is also 'Black Friday', which is the very next day of Thanksgiving and that is when many retailers race to advertise their deals, open until wee-hours and backslash the prices on most of their products. For past couple of years, due to recession, the mojo to shop for stuff for many has decreased dramatically. I hope it is better this year!...

Ingredients List. 
Planning and making a Thanksgiving dinner is always fun. There are loads of delicious recipes that can be done apart from roasting a turkey. How about go vegetarian for one year. :-) Here is a simple recipe for Rosemary Cheese Biscuits which are perfect for any occassion. Make them and watch how they disappear from the table within minutes. Enjoy..

Rosemary Cheese Biscuits


Tastes best when served warm with some soup (or) just as-is.
Adapted from Food and Whine

Makes 6 biscuits (This recipe can be easily doubled or tripled.)

Ingredients needed:

1 cup all purpose flour (maida)
1/2 tbsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt (adjust if the butter or cheese is salted)
1/4 tsp garlic powder
6 tbsp cold butter
1 tbsp canola oil
1/2 cup cheddar cheese, grated
1/4 cup milk
1/2 tbsp dried rosemary
1/2 tbsp dried basil

Topping: 1 tbsp melted butter + 1/4 tbsp garlic powder (optional) + finely chopped fresh coriander

Simple Ingredients. Easy to Make Recipe.
Preparation:

1. Preheat oven for 200 C/ 400 F

2. In a bowl, mix flour, baking powder, salt and garlic powder. Whisk. Add chunks of cold butter. Using fingers or fork, mix the ingredients until it is coarse and pea-sized.

3. Add canola oil, cheese, rosemary and basil. Now, slowly add milk and stir everything together until the dough is moistened, no longer dry or powdery.

4. Drop 1/4 cup portions using large spoons onto an ungreased cookie sheet (or) on silpat sheet directly. 

5. Bake for 15-20 mins, until bottoms are lightly browned. Note: the top will still be white. 

Once out of the oven, brush with melted butter. Simply love it!
6. Meanwhile, melt butter and add garlic powder (avoid it if you don't want it to be garlick-y) and fresh coriander. Once the biscuits are out of oven, using a brush spread the garlic butter on their tops.

Serve as-is or as an accompaniment to any soup....

Wanna grab one?

A special mention about the biscuit-tasters of the day - Pooja, Satish and Vissu (my dear colleagues at office). They loved them and am sure you will too..!

until next time,






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12 comments :

  1. Really simple... must be tasting delicious!! i like the pic of the ingredients :)

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  2. Congratulations on winning Krya one day vegan challenge!
    That basket full of cheesy cookies look inviting!
    I am grabbing virtually ....the entire basket:)

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  3. Love the pictures and the biscuits :)

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  4. WOW!!! nice way of presenting the ingredients and excellent hand writing. This looks so easy. i want it now..:( slurp...slurp...

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  5. Siri i loved the pics and u have a very lovely blog....i follow ur photo blog as well and there are just awesome...these biscuits looks too good...wish i could taste them

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  6. Lovely biscuits btw I love yr handwriting Siri

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  7. Great idea. From JoytheBaker? Her paper was crinkled. I think that would look even more rugged and charming.
    Sandhya

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  8. Congratulations on winning Krya challenge! These biscuits looks delicious!

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  9. Spandana - Indeed they did. thanks for dropping by.

    Lataji - Thanks Lataji. Congratulations to you too. :-) Wish I could gift-wrap a basket full of them & send it to you.

    Divya - Thanks babes.

    Zareena - The recipe is very easy. One bowl with all the ingredients, hand-mix and baking. That is it!

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  10. Thanks Pinky for liking both the blogs. :-)

    Thanks Deesha - w.r.t handwriting, the credit goes to my mom. ;-)..

    Sandya - Yes, the idea is inspired from Joy. Each one of us has their own style and vision about how a photograph should & this is mine!.

    Chinmayie - Thanks babes.

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  11. Waiting for ur post after seeing the rough draft on Fb :-)Congrats on winning Karya's challenge.
    Love the ingredients in these biscuits..Lovely pics...
    Lovely blog Siri..Will come back again.
    If you get time do visit mine

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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