Cheddar-Chive Biscuits

cheddar-chives-biscuits

 

Spice up your biscuits with this cheddar – chives yummy recipes.  Cut calories by adding reduced fat cheddar cheese, diet sprite and you can also substitute heavy cream for low fat buttermilk. All great alternatives to reduce calorie without the flavor for this delicious biscuits recipe.  And get started early by making ahead just freeze biscuits, tightly wrapped, for up to 3 months. To reheat, place frozen biscuits in a 375 degrees oven for about 10 minutes.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups self-rising flour
  • Kosher salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup lemon-lime diet soda (such as sprite)
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 Tbsp heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh chives
  • 3 oz low fat extra-sharp cheddar, coarsely grated (about 1 cup)

Directions:

Heat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour and 1/4 tsp each salt and pepper.  Make a well in the center.  Using a fork, gently stir in the soda and 1/2 cup heavy cream, mixing just until incorporated (do not over mix).  Fold in the chives and all but 1/2 cup of the cheddar.

Drop spoonfuls of the batter (you should have 8 total) onto the prepared baking sheet. Brush with the remaining Tbsp heavy cream, sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 cup Cheddar and bake until puffed and golden brown, 15 to 18 minutes.  Serve the biscuits warm or at room temperature.

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