Roll out these biscuits, or drop into 12 muffin tins and bake the same amount of time. These are best the same day they're baked, but you can store them in an airtight container for up to two days. To warm them, wrap loosely in aluminum foil, and place in a 300° oven for five to 10 minutes.
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
3 tablespoons chilled butter, cut into small pieces
3/4 cup (3 ounces) shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese
1/4 cup finely chopped green onions
1 cup fat-free buttermilk
1/2 cup fat-free sour cream
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 450°.
Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Cut in butter with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add cheese and onions; toss well. Add buttermilk and sour cream; stir just until moist.
Drop dough by 1/4 cupfuls onto a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake at 450° for 15 minutes or until edges are brown. Remove biscuits from pan; cool on wire racks.
Subbed 1 1/2 t. cream of tartar + 1 c. milk for the buttermilk per Cook's Illustrated's recommendation and it worked fine except the dough was too moist. I was in a hurry so I dropped it out anyway and the biscuits were kind of short as a result, but next time I'd just add a bit more flour to solve the problem. Other than that, these were amazingly delicious.
Very delicious!! Prepared as written except used Lowfat buttermilk (my store doesn't carry non-fat) I expected them to come out of the oven a little crisper on the outside, but they came out a little gummy, even though they had browned. That being the only negative, they were very tasty - the onion in there was particularly good!
These were great. Quick to make and very good. I subbed fat-free Greek yogurt for the sour cream to make it a little lighter.
Wouldn't recommend freezing uncooked dough for later. It didn't rise as well.
Served these to my bro- and sis-in-law with chili for a football game. Everyone loved them. Definitely eat them all while they are warm though, because like other commenters said, they do get rubbery when you refridgerate and then try to heat them up in the micro. Maybe re-baking them would work?
These are delicious! I didn't have green onions so subbed about 1 T. chopped, pickled jalapeno, since I was serving with CL's Ancho Pork and Hominy Stew (December 2009). Great combo of flavors, and I will definitely make these again. I made them in a muffin pan and got 12 nice-sized biscuits.
I've never made biscuits before, and these are easy and delicious! I was kind of confused by the "course meal" description -- my mixture just looked like lumpy, unsifted flour. Awesome straight out of oven, good reheated but not the same. They are kind of gummy if not reheated. My husband said they taste a lot like sour cream, but I didn't notice. Will def. make again!
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