It has been a terrible year for losing favourite celebrities...but this Christmas has been the worst. Rick Parfitt.. George Michael and of course Carrie Fisher to name a few. But I must admit todays news has hit me the hardest.
Debbie Reynolds has been my idol all of my life and I am truly sad...
But I guess the grief of losing her beloved daughter was just too much to bear
Its been a little chilly ...and has been raining hard since last night, so for dinner I made a hearty beef stew. To go with it.. I made some cheesy garlic biscuits. Its the first time I have ever made biscuits. Being from the Uk...biscuits are what Americans call cookies. These look like our version of cheese scones. In any case..they didnt turn out too badly for a first attempt ...and hubby said they were good. As long as he is happy.. thats all that matters to me
Cheesy Garlic Biscuits Cooking spray 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons baking powder 2 1/2 teaspoons sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 3 tablespoons vegetable shortening, at room temperature 4 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch pieces 6 ounces grated yellow cheddar cheese (about 1 1/4 cups) 3/4 cup whole milk
For the garlic butter: 3 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 clove garlic, smashed 1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley
Preheat to 425 degrees.
Lightly mist a large baking sheet with cooking spray.
Mix flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in a bowl.
Add butter and shortening and rub in with fingers until it resembles crumbs.
Add the cheese and mix well
Add milk slowly to dry ingredients while mixing.
You should have a soft dough, but not wet or very sticky.
Do not overwork the dough or the biscuits will be tough
Sprinkle flour on a wooden board or working surface.
Turn dough out on that.
Pat out lightly with fingers until about 1 1/2 inch flat, or a little less.
Press out rounds about 2 1/2 inches across.
Gather excess dough and repeat process.
Bake until golden, 15 to 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, make the garlic butter:
Melt the butter with the garlic in a small saucepan over medium heat
Cook for 1 minute.
Remove from the heat and stir in the parsley.
Brush the biscuits with the garlic butter and serve warm.