For the past year, I’ve been a fan of using a dough-making method called “cheddar onion biscuit heads.”
Cheddar is a sweet, salty and sticky spice, and as such it’s often added to baked goods like sourdOUGH biscuits, but not to baked-to-order products like biscuits and cakes.
So, I decided to use the leftover scraps from my cheddar-spiced muffins to make biscuits that were more like biscuits, not baked.
In a previous post I shared my recipe for my Cheddar Biscuit Head (and I still have that recipe, just a different name), but for this post, I wanted to show you a few new tricks for using cheddars in baked goods.
First, we’ll look at the process of creating a biscuit head.
After all, what good is a baked product without a good chedder?
The trickiest part of baking a biscut is the crusting process, which involves rolling the dough out onto a baking sheet, making sure it’s well-oiled, and letting it rest for about 30 minutes before adding more flour.
If you’re baking the biscuits at home, you’ll want to start with a dough that has a higher percentage of flour than the dough you’re using to make the muffins.
The baking time will depend on the dough size, and you’ll need a large, round cake pan or other container to make sure that your chedds don’t stick together when baking.
(You can also use a plastic container to flatten the dough into a round shape.)
To make your chesdars, use a food processor or large bowl to process your leftover cheddor until it’s smooth.
When the dough has cooled enough to handle, scoop out the dough and place it in a bowl.
You’ll want your cheddar mixture to be very soft, but don’t worry about getting too thick.
You don’t want to add too much water, and don’t use too much flour, since you’ll get crumbs when you add the flour.
Add the cheddel mixture to your baking sheet.
Using a spatula, flatten your crescent shaped dough over a bowl, pressing it down to form a smooth, even, circle.
Repeat with the rest of the dough.
This step is optional, but I find that the more dough that you use, the more even it is.
For my cheddar biscuits, I used about 3/4 cup of the cheddar in each batch.
If your dough is too soft, add more chedde.
For more tips on baking chedded biscuits, check out my blog post, What You Need to Know about Making Chedde Biscuits.
Recipe adapted from Cooking Light and adapted from the cookbook.