Goat Cheese and Chive Biscuits

These biscuits are a little savory, a little sweet, and absolutely perfect for breakfast. Make a batch and switch it up each day, or pick your favorite for the whole family.

These biscuits are easy and require very little kneading, in general you don’t want to overwork your biscuits. Overworked biscuits can be tough and lose their beautiful butter chunks that give your biscuits flakiness.

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Preheat your oven to 425°
Start by combining all your dry ingredients.
Then using your mixer, or by hand if you prefer, add the COLD butter, goat cheese, and chives. Cut in the butter until the chunks are smaller than a hazelnut but bigger than a pea.

IMG_1081If a few chunks are left bigger don’t stress it, the important thing is not to overwork your biscuits are lose your butter chunks!

Next add your buttermilk all at once and mix briefly, just until combined. Once it starts to hold together in a sticky mass pull your biscuit dough out of the mixer and onto a lightly floured surface. Knead the dough lightly just until it’s come together into a single mass and you’re able to touch it without sticking. If your dough seems a little dry, wet your hands and knead your dough.

Biscuit making is not a clean sport.

IMG_1088Roll out your biscuits, and choose your size. You can use a ring mold, like I did, or a glass or anything with a round edge to cut your biscuits. The important thing is that you dust it in flour first then cut straight up and down without twisting. This way the edges are nice and primed to rise.

IMG_1092IMG_1095I used a small ring mold for my biscuits and baked for 12-14 minutes. I wanted them to be beautifully browned on the top before I pulled them out.

IMG_1103Look at that rise!!!

Recipe

Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 12-15 minutes
Preheat: 425° standard oven

  • 2c. all purpose flour
  • 1tbsp. baking powder
  • 1/4tsp. baking soda
  • 1tsp. salt
  • 1/2tsp. black pepper
  • 6tbsp. unsalted butter COLD
  • 1c. buttermilk COLD
  • 1/4c. goat cheese COLD
  • 1 1/2tbsp. chives

Steps

  1. Preheat oven to 425°
  2. Combine all dry ingredients
  3. Add butter, goat cheese, and chives to your dry ingredients. Using a stand mixer, or by hand, mix until butter is in pea size chunks.
  4. Add buttermilk and just combine to a sticky mass.
  5. Turn out of bowl onto lightly floured surface and knead until the biscuit dough comes together into one ball that is easy to handle.
  6. Roll out biscuit dough and cut
  7. Space evenly on a sheet tray with at least one inch between biscuits.
  8. Bake for 12-15minutes.

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