Cheddar, Garlic, and Onion Biscuits

So I accidentally started watching Grey’s Anatomy again.  I know that’s completely unrelated to Cheddar, Garlic, and Onion Biscuits, but stay with me.

Cheddar, Garlic, and Onion Biscuits

How does one accidentally start watching a tv show?  Like this:  one Sunday afternoon I decided I wanted to take a nap.  When I nap (it almost never happens) I like something on the tv in the background.  I prefer it to be something I’ve seen before so it doesn’t matter if I doze off.  Grey’s Anatomy was one of the first things that came up on Netflix that afternoon, so I hit play.  I loved the first season and I planned to just watch a few episodes and stop.

Cheddar, Garlic, and Onion BiscuitsExcept I didn’t stop.  (Spoilers ahead if you never watched the show and want to.)  I made it through Addison showing up and the bomb and the ferry boat accident and Denny and George and the bus and Izzy’s cancer and the shooting.  I finally made it back to the point I quit watching, somewhere around the beginning of season eight.  My twins were on their way and I knew I needed to seriously cut down on my tv watching.  So I broke up with Grey’s Anatomy.  Forever.  Or so I thought.

Cheddar, Garlic, and Onion Biscuits

Until I started watching again.  I made it through the trauma again.  And now they’ve all been in a plane crash together.  Seriously, how much trauma and crisis and catastrophe could one group of people go through together?  And the sad thing is I know enough spoilers to know that there’s more to come.

Shows like Grey’s make me happy for my boring life (in comparison).  It also makes me need some comfort food.  Like these Cheddar, Garlic, and Onion Biscuits.  Seriously, nothing could possibly be wrong when there’s warm biscuits.

Cheddar, Garlic, and Onion Biscuits

These biscuits are based on my family’s Cloud Biscuit recipe which I shared earlier this year.  I just added a couple of extra ingredients to take the biscuits to the next level.

Make the biscuit dough by combining flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.  Cut in the butter using a pastry cutter or two knives until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.  Crack the egg into the milk and beat it together.  To give these biscuits a savory something special, add green onions, garlic powder, and cheddar.

Cheddar, Garlic, and Onion Biscuits

Turn the dough onto a floured surface and knead lightly before cutting the biscuits.  Bake for 12 – 14 minutes in a 450 degree oven.

I enjoyed these biscuits with a warm bowl of soup.  They’d also be a great addition to any Thanksgiving table.

Cheddar, Garlic, and Onion Biscuits

Okay, so I’m going to get back to Grey’s Anatomy and see how this whole plane crash thing turns out.  Here’s to hoping that every day of your life is more boring than the least exciting day at Seattle Grace.

Cheddar, Garlic, and Onion Biscuits
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Serves: 8 - 10
  • 2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 T sugar
  • 4 t baking powder
  • ½ t salt
  • 1 stick cold butter
  • 1 large beaten egg
  • ⅔ c milk
  • 2 green onions, diced
  • 2 t garlic powder
  • ½ c shredded cheddar
  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Place the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a bowl.
  3. Cut the butter into small pieces and cut into the flour mixture using a pastry cutter or two knives. Do this until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  4. Measure the milk into a measuring cup and beat the egg into it.
  5. Pour the egg and milk mixture into the flour mixture and stir with a wooden spoon until combined.
  6. Add the green onions, garlic powder, and cheddar and mix until combined.
  7. Turn the mixture onto a board and knead gently. Using a rolling paper or your fingers, roll the dough to ½ inch thick.
  8. Cut into circles and place on a jelly roll pan. Bake for 12 - 14 minutes.


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