So, how was your weekend, guys? I hope you all had a good and relaxed one!
The highlight of mine was baking those delicious Biscuits for Friday’s breakfast. They were a huge success! I had this recipe bookmarked for months and never got a chance to try it. This weekend we had plans to spend Friday with my mom, so I decided to bake something special for an early breakfast treat. Nothing beats freshly baked goods accompanied by a cup of tea for breakfast in my family.
The recipe is quite simple. However, some guidelines have to be followed in order to get fluffy and light biscuits (I’ve done my research!):
- You need to keep all your ingredients (butter, sour cream, water) very cold, this will insure light and flaky biscuits.
- You must try to work with the dough as quickly and lightly as possible.
- When you turn the dough into floured surface for shaping and cutting, keep the kneading very light and minimal. The more you knead, the denser the biscuits will get.
Preparation took from 15 to 20 mins and baking took less than 15. The biscuits came out of the oven soft and fluffy. We made some into delicious cheese and scrambled eggs sandwiches. They were DELICIOUS! This recipe is definitely a keeper. You have to give it a try, trust me.
Biscuits vs. Scones
In order to make this post a little more informative (and hopefully more fun too), I made this interesting comparison for you between biscuits and scones (in case you were wondering about the difference between the two, just like I was)
- Biscuits are American while scones are British (originated in Scotland)
- Scones are usually sweet and contain fruits like blueberries or raspberries, while biscuits are mostly savory
- Scones are served with tea or coffee as a brunch or a tea treat, while biscuits are served next to breakfast more like bread
- Some people say that scones should be made of butter while biscuits should be made of vegetable shortening, but that is not always the case. There are hundreds of biscuit recipes out there that are made with butter, including the one below. So whether you decide to call it a biscuit or a scone, it doesn’t really matter. Because it still tastes DELICIOUS
Feta Cheese and Green Onion Biscuits
- 3 cups all purpose flour
- 1 Tablespoons sugar
- 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper
- 3/4 cup unsalted butter, cold and cut into cubes
- 1 egg, beaten
- 3 tablespoons cold water
- 3/4 cup cold sour cream
- 1/3 cup chopped green onions (the green part only)
- 3/4 cup big crumbles of feta cheese
- 1 egg beaten for egg wash
- coarse sea salt, cracked black pepper, and smoky paprika (optional) for topping
1. Preheat oven to 200° C and place rack in middle to upper third of the oven.
2. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
3. In a large mixing bowl, sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking sugar, salt and pepper.
4. Add cold butter to flour mixture and mix with your fingers until mixture resembles coarse crumbles.
5. In another bowl, combine egg, water and sour cream. Beat lightly with a fork.
6. Add mixture to flour mixture and stir with a wooden spoon enough to make a soft dough.
7. Fold in the green onions and feta cheese.
8. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead as few times as possible until dough comes together.
9. Pat to form a 1-inch thick rectangle. And cut biscuits using a round cutter.
10. Transfer to baking sheets, brush biscuits with egg wash and sprinkle with salt, pepper and paprika.
11. Bake for 12-15 minutes until lightly browned. Serve warm.
Recipe adopted from Joy the Baker