Whole wheat Cheddar Biscuits

by ayallawt | October 19, 2009 8:23 pm

This recipe[1] originates from Chef Michael Smith’s popular TV show “chef at home”. I was watching the chef do his magic while my Hungarian stew[2]  slowly simmered and immediately decided that these biscuits would make an excellent side dish (not to mention so much quicker to make then the original loaf of bread I had in mind).

Of course, I couldn’t help but tweak the original recipe. I substituted half the flour with whole wheat and a part of the heavy cream with a 10% half and half. The result? My husband’s boss asked for the recipe. Victory is mine. Next time I will try to replace the Cheddar by some Rosemary. Something tells me the flavors will work together great.

Whole wheat Cheddar biscuits

Ingredients:

1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
1 cup heavy whipping cream (35% fat)
1/2 cup 10% cream

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

1. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.

2. Add cheddar and stir.

3. Add cream and stir until the mixture just comes together.

4. Knead the dough a few times.

5. Pat the dough into a flat round about one inch thick and cut into eight wedges.

6. Place them on a baking sheet and bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until the tops are golden brown.

Endnotes:
  1. This recipe: http://www.foodtv.ca/recipes/recipedetails.aspx?dishid=7979
  2. Hungarian stew: http://minimeblog.wordpress.com/2009/10/16/slow-cooker-hungarian-beef-stew/

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