Zucchini and Cheese Drop Biscuits

Breads, Recipes, Side Dishes | August 3, 2017 | By

You know those recipes you make a couple of times and then it gets pushed into the back of your recipe binder and forgotten about? Well, that’s exactly what happened to the following recipe! I cannot believe I ever forgot how delicious these Zucchini and Cheese Drop Biscuits are! I mean what is wrong with me? I haven’t made these in quite a while (sad face). I was going through my binder looking for ways I could use the zucchini from my garden and there these biscuits were, staring up at me from the page, begging me to make them. So let’s make them!

First, the flour, baking soda, and salt get whisked together in a large bowl. Next, cut in the butter until it resembles coarse crumbs. Now comes the good stuff! Mix in the shredded zucchini, cheeses, sundried tomatoes, and basil. Now you stir in the milk until just combined.

 

Drop the dough by 1/3 cupfuls into a greased 9X13 inch pan and bake for 22-25 minutes. I of course topped mine with a little extra cheese because that’s how I roll :).

Look how gorgeous these Zucchini and Cheese Drop Biscuits turn out! Doesn’t the sight of that just make you happy? The edges and tops get all crispy but the inside is super soft, thanks to all that butter. I am a huge sundried tomato fan and they add so much flavor to these biscuits while the zucchini keeps them moist. This is such a great way to use the squash that is in abundance this time of year. Whether you planted a garden or get yours from the grocery store, it’s everywhere!

These are of course a great side dish to any Summer time meal you prepare, but the leftovers are also great for making sandwiches! I love using these for the turkey and ham sandwiches I pack in my husband’s lunch. Another idea is to use them as a casserole topper. You could crumble the leftover biscuits on a casserole or put the raw dough right on top before you bake it. 

I vow to never again forget about these Zucchini and Cheese Drop Biscuits!       

Zucchini and Cheese Drop Biscuits

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 10-12 biscuits

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup shredded zucchini
  • 1 1/4 tsp. salt, divided
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded part skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsp. chopped oil packed sun dried tomatoes
  • 2 tsp. dried basil
  • 1 cup milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Place the shredded zucchini in a colander over a plate. Sprinkle with salt and stir. Let sit for ten minutes. Rinse and drain well. Squeeze the zucchini to remove the excess liquid.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, and baking soda. Cut in the butter until it resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in the zucchini, cheeses, sun dried tomatoes, and basil. Add the milk and stir until just moistened.
  3. Drop by 1/3 cupfuls into a greased 9X13 inch baking dish. Bake for 22-25 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Notes

Source: Taste of Home Magazine

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Buttermilk Biscuits

Breads, Breakfast, Recipes | January 16, 2017 | By

Well hello there! I know you haven’t heard from me in a while and I am sorry for that! I have been having technical difficulties (I won’t bore you with the details) . Don’t worry though, behind the scenes I have been cooking like crazy and trying new recipes. I have so many delicious things I can’t wait to share with you. Today it’s time for some flaky and beautiful Buttermilk Biscuits.

I have tried quite a few biscuit recipes and I am always left wanting more. More flakiness. More rise. More layers. More flavor. Just……more. This recipe for Buttermilk Biscuits is perfect and it leaves you wanting nothing more. Okay that’s not entirely true. They will leave you wanting to EAT more….many many more. This recipe is super simple, which means you are always only 20 minutes away from perfect homemade biscuits.

Ready to hear how complicated this recipe is? You have to sift your dry ingredients into a bowl. Cut in 8 tablespoons of butter. Pour in the buttermilk and stir. Then, once a dough has formed, you dump it out onto the counter and fold it over 6 times. Roll the dough into a rectangle half an inch thick and cut out your biscuits. Put them on a baking sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes until puffed and golden brown. Bam. Done. Mission make homemade Buttermilk Biscuits has been accomplished.  

The first time I made these, I couldn’t actually believe I made these. They come out of the oven puffed up, showing off all of their wonderful buttery layers. It is a sight to behold. If you are a total food nerd like I am, things like this make you extremely excited and you may have to dance it out right there in the middle of your kitchen :). I love making these for my family on the weekends and topping them with Sausage Gravy. Stay tuned… that recipe will be coming up shortly! Now, go make some of these biscuits so you will be ready. 

Buttermilk Biscuits

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 12-14 biscuits

Ingredients

  • 2½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbls. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 8 tbls. cold, unsalted butter
  • 1 cup buttermilk

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425. Sift flour, baking powder, sugar and salt into a large mixing bowl.
  2. Using a fork or a pastry cutter, cut the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles course crumbs.
  3. Add the buttermilk and stir with a fork until it forms a rough ball.
  4. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and shape into a rectangle about an inch thick. Fold it over and gently roll out. Repeat 6 times.
  5. Roll the dough out into a rectangle about a half an inch thick. Cut the dough into biscuits using a biscuit cutter or floured glass. Make sure when cutting your biscuits you don't twist the cutter. Go straight down and straight up.
  6. Place the biscuits on a baking sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.

Notes

I like to brush the tops of mine with melted butter when the come out of the oven!

Source: Cooking Maniac

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Coffee Shop Banana Streusel Muffins

Breads, Breakfast, Recipes | July 3, 2016 | By

Happy 4th of July! I know I should be bringing you some red, white, and blue recipe that’s festive, delicious, and perfect for your cookout…but I’m not. Why? Well….I didn’t plan ahead. I’m still new at this food blogger thing and have realized that I need to correlate recipes with holidays. Oooops….well that wont be today, but I am excited to start doing that. Don’t worry though!! Today’s recipe is still amazing. These Coffee Shop Banana Streusel Muffins are one of my favorite things to make when I have overripe bananas. I LOVE them!

Coffee Shop Banana Streusel Muffins

For these muffins, you don’t just add mashed bananas into the batter. Oh no. You take those beautifully overripe bananas and you whip them in a mixing bowl until they are super light and fluffy. Like THE most glorious banana fluff. This is part of what makes these muffins so delightful but it gets better.  Once you get the wet ingredients combined and the banana fluff incorporated, it’s time to add your dry ingredients, mixing until just wet. The batter gets spooned into your greased and lined muffin tin. Now it is time…time to make the streusel topping that takes these banana muffins from good to great to amazing to out of this world. 

Coffee Shop Banana Streusel Muffins

Coffee Shop Banana Streusel Muffins

Coffee Shop Banana Streusel Muffins

Coffee Shop Banana Streusel Muffins

For this streusel topping, you use melted butter to get the perfect crumbly texture. You add flour, powdered sugar, cinnamon, and salt right on top of the melted butter and use your fingers to create crumbles. I love this method and I think it works a lot better than using cold butter that you cut into dry ingredients. Now you add it generously, and I mean generously, to the top of your batter. 

Coffee Shop Banana Streusel Muffins

Coffee Shop Banana Streusel Muffins

These muffins bake up beautifully every time. I love how they puff up and come up over the edges of the tin. They really do look like something you would find in a nice coffee shop or bakery, only they come out of your oven! So grab one of these muffins and a cup of coffee, sit down, and relax before your 4th of July cookout begins 🙂 

Coffee Shop Banana Streusel Muffins

Coffee Shop Banana Streusel Muffins

Coffee Shop Banana Streusel Muffins

Coffee Shop Banana Streusel Muffins

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Coffee Shop Banana Streusel Muffins

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 18 minutes

Total Time: 28 minutes

Yield: 12

Ingredients

  • Muffins
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cups brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 4 ripe bananas
  • Streusel
  • 5 tbls. butter, melted
  • 2/3 cup flour
  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 and lightly grease a lined muffin tin.
  2. Add bananas to your mixer with a paddle attachment and whip on medium high speed for 3-5 minutes, until light and fluffy. Transfer to another bowl and set aside.
  3. In the mixing bowl, cream together softened butter and brown sugar.
  4. Add eggs one at a time and then incorporate the whipped bananas until well blended.
  5. In another bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined.
  6. Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin tin.
  7. Melt butter in a microwave safe bowl. Add the flour, powdered sugar, cinnamon and salt on top of the melted butter. With your fingers, incorporate the ingredients together creating a crumble.
  8. Add the crumb topping generously to each muffin.
  9. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until lightly golden brown.

Notes

Recipe adapted from In Katrina's Kitchen.

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Coffee Shop Banana Streusel Muffins