Monday, November 30, 2009

Say Cheese for Cheddar Biscuits

Dear Readers, our latest Iron Chef contest is completed, and we'll be using the special ingredient our winner Molly Ebert suggested in December, but we'll be having another Iron Chef contest in December, with the special ingredient to be announced in January, so continue to sign up and drop us suggestions! Someone will be a lucky winner close to the holidays! And the prize is a Junior's Cheesecake! Remember, one entry per person, per day, and you must be a follower of the blog.

This week, I've prepared one of my favorite things, Cheese Biscuits. But this week's recipe is for all my gluten-free pals. That's right, Gluten-Free Cheese Biscuits that melt in your mouth. My husband, who can eat anything he wants, loves these biscuits. The recipe uses two cheeses!And the biscuits don't need any butter on the side. YUM!



2 oz. butter, room temperature (1/4 cup)
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar and Gouda cheeses
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 tsp. dried parsley
1/4 tsp. dried thyme
1/2 cup sweet rice flour
1/2 cup tapioca flour or potato starch
1/2 tsp. Xanthan gum
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt


Heat oven to 350 degrees.

In a mixing bowl, combine the butter, cheeses, sour cream and herbs. Add the Gluten-free flours, Xanthan gum, baking powder, soda, salt. Stir together until blended.

Spoon the dough equally into 8-10 muffin cups. [That's right. No forming, no nothing. Spoon it in!]

Bake for 20 minutes until lightly browned.

YUMMMMMM! Especially hot out of the oven.


This coming holiday season, and throughout the year, enjoy your family. Enjoy your friends. Take long walks in the crisp air. And say thanks for the freedoms that you have in your lives. May they be many.

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  1. Yum! These biscuits look delicious! And thanks for the nice reminder to take things a little slower for the holidays. Something I need to try!

    Mystery Writing is Murder

  2. Great recipe, thanks for sharing. We all need to try to slow down and enjoy the holidays, as well as life. Sometimes we just need a reminder.

  3. Biscuits intimidate me, but these look so easy. Spoon it in? We can all do that!

    ~ Krista

  4. I love biscuits! And biscuits with cheddar are even better.

  5. What a lovely message for the holidays - and a great recipe, too. Have a great week, Avery!


  6. Wow, these look so incredibly fabulous. I want them right now!!