It was one of those days... everything started out so nicely with a tasty breakfast, an early morning ride in the car and then a leash-free run at the baseball field! Running free we dug our paws into the soft outfield grass kicking up blades behind us as we tore from one side to the other. Dashing across the infield the red dust was flying like a herd of buffalo on the horizon. People on the outside of the field stopped and pointed at us, cute little white fluffs bouncing after one another, literally having the time of our lives!
With this exceptionally warm, chamber of commerce, San Diego day the two of us were soon panting, our little pink tongues hanging to one side and we plopped into a nice, cool, wet spot in the shade. After a quick drink of water we popped back into the car and headed home for what we thought was going to be a much needed nap on the cool tile floor.
Then it happened... they took our collars off. Never a good sign. They carried us up to the bathroom and before we even had a chance to run the other direction we found ourselves knee deep in luke-warm water. We were doused, soaped and then rinsed. How could such a wonderful day go so bad so quickly??
Persevering, we made it through suds, and actually the bath didn't last all that long. We soon found ourselves free again, and in the back yard we ran circles around the patio furniture with renewed energy, shaking the water out of our hair along the way. Tired out once again, we settled our tired, wet bodies on the patio in the warm sun and that long awaited nap was upon us. While we slept and dried, she was in the kitchen, baking again...
As the "guys" took their much awaited nap I headed into the kitchen getting a head start on dinner. With a hearty bean soup on the stove, a nice biscuit on the side seemed to be the perfect complement. Filled with sharp, grated cheddar cheese and a handful of chopped scallions these savory, tender and airy biscuits had me quickly reaching for seconds! Patting myself on the back for my productive day along with some of the best biscuits I've ever made, I looked at my feet to find 4 big brown eyes and two little black noses staring up at me. Scooping the fluffy pups into my arms we settled in for a snuggle filled with happy puppy kisses. Life is Good!
Cheddar Scallion Biscuits
adapted form Epicurious
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons sugar
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
3 oz Cheddar, coarsely grated (3/4 cups)
4 scallions, finely chopped
1 cup well-shaken buttermilk
Preheat oven to 450°F.
Whisk together flour, baking powder, sugar, baking soda, and salt in a bowl, then blend in butter with your fingertips until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in Cheddar and scallions. Add buttermilk and stir until just combined.
Drop dough in 12 equal mounds about 2 inches apart onto a buttered large baking sheet. Bake in the middle of the oven until golden, about 17 to 20 minutes. Alternatively, pour dough out onto a lightly floured surface and pat into a 1/2 to 3/4 inch thickness. Using a biscuit cutter (or a small cup or can) cut the dough into rounds and place onto a baking sheet lined with a silicon mat (or sprayed with cooking spray).
Serve biscuits warm with butter.
Note: My biscuits seemed to cook on the fast side, check often!
Biscuits are best the day they are made, but they are still good the second day reheated for a few minutes in a toaster oven.
|It's been one of those days....|