This recipe has been kicking around in my mind for a long time now. I saw it in an old cookbook sometime back and thought I should make them. Well, I just kept forgetting about them until recently when they have been popping up on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and you name it. Just everywhere. I don't know what is going on, but a lot of people have been making these lately, so why not jump on the bandwagon. I did and they are a great, quick fast and easy substitute to dinner rolls for soups, stews, salads and more.
Apparently, I am sick again. This is just so much fun. For someone who hardly ever gets sick, I have really been having a hammering lately. This new stuff took me down over the weekend and every single time I think there is light at the end of tunnel it appears to be a mirage. Oh well, I guess I just have to suck it up and stay sick.
But there are many different levels of sickness. This is the kind that you can still marginally make your way through life in a hazy kind of way. When people are talking to you and you hear words but have no clue what is really going on. Note to self, don't go to social events feeling this way. First and foremost, others may catch it...sorry. Secondly, things may be said that aren't remembered later. Thirdly, comprehension rate is running at about 20 percent and everything that friends said, will probably have to be repeated at a later date.
Also, there are moments when you feel fine, when you feel you aren't really sick at all and can do all the normal stuff you usually do. So what the thermometer says you have a fever, just ignore it, right? Well, I did manage to make these biscuits yesterday in a haze of fog & in a moment of feeling "fine". I wanted to make bread rolls but boy would have have been a bit on the adventurous side. These biscuits, however, are easy and quick. All done in under 30 minutes.
When I was making these, I was wondering if they were scones or biscuits. And what is the difference? You know what, I honestly don't think there is a real difference, just the name. Depending on where you come from you may call them one or the other. Growing up, we always called these sorts of things buns. Mind you we certainly never had any with parmesan and chives. However, they were buns. Which kind of makes sense. Biscuits were things like cookies. And cookies were always bar cookies. Okay, I got myself confused now.
In any case, what ever you choose to call them, they are pretty easy to make and great for soups, stews and what nots.
Parmesan and Chive Biscuits
Makes 15 / Prep time: 10 minutes / Bake time: 15 minutes
2 Cups/250 grams flour
4 Teaspoons baking powder
1/2 Teaspoon salt
4 Tablespoons cold butter, cut into small pieces
1/2 Cup/40 grams Parmesan, finely grated
Small bunch of fresh chives, chopped
1 Cup/240 ml buttermilk (or whole milk)
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a large baking tray with parchment paper and set aside.
In a large bowl combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Stir to combine and add the pieces of butter. Using your hands, incorporate the butter until it resembles bread crumbs. Add the parmesan and chives and stir to incorporate. Add the milk and stir until it just comes together and forms a dough.
Drop the dough by tablespoons onto the baking sheet. Repeat until you have used all your dough. Bake between 12 - 15 minutes. Remove from oven and best served straight away.
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