Savory Cheese and Sundried Tomato Biscuits

Today I was invitited to an lunch-tea with a few friends and wanted to bring a little bite of something to share.

I tried to come up with something I had all the ingredients for on hand. I knew I had some cheese and sundried tomatoes so this is what I came up with:

Savory Cheese and Sundried Tomato Biscuit Bites( so they would be appetizer size)

I often take a basic recipe and alter it a little to make it mine own, so that’s what I did here.

Recipe makes 12 regular size biscuits, but I made them small and bite size so there were more than 30.

Savory Cheese and Sundried Tomato Biscuits

Preheat oven to 450 degrees . Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or apply a nonstick cooking spray.

Ingredients:

2 1/4 cup unbleached all purpose flour

3/4 cup cake flour

( you can use 3 cups of bread flour instead)

1 Tablespoon Cream of Tartar

4 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

1/4 teaspoon granulated sugar

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

9 Tablespoons(1 stick plus 1 TBSP )Unsalted butter cold and cubed

1 cup of buttermilk ( or 1 cup milk and 1 tsp lemon juice, let sit for few minutes and use for substitute buttermilk)

1 1/2 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese

1/4 cup sundried tomatoes cut into small pieces

1 teaspoon italian seasoning or combination of oregano and basil

2 Tablespoons melted butter to put on top of biscuits when they come out of the oven

(I used my food processor, but you could do by hand just as easy. )

Add the flour(s) , cream of tartar, and baking soda in a bowl or food processor. Stir together.

Stir in the sugar, salt and pepper . Cut in the cold butter until it is the size of peas, you can use a pastry blender or process on pulse 15 times with food processor. Then add the milk until incorporated. Dough will be sticky. Stir in the cheese and chopped sundried tomatoes and italian seasoning. Turn dough out on floured surface knead a few times. Roll out until 1/2 inch thick and cut with biscuit cutter or rim of a floured glass to the desired size.

If making regular 2″ biscuit size cook about 10 minutes. If making small bite size appetizers cook only 6 minutes. I learned this the hard way.

When they first come out brush the tops with melted butter. Serve warm.

They are quick and delicious. I will be making these again soon.

Enjoy!

Linda

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