Friday, December 16, 2011

Blue Cheese Biscuits

Knoxville has been under a wet blanket of steady drizzling rain for the past two cool days and I was in the mood for comfort food last night.   Alexis had to work late so I made beef stew on my Big Green Egg while I baked blue cheese biscuits on her Egg.

Beef stew ladled over a split biscuit - extreme comfort food.

Speaking of our Eggs, my new next door neighbors also have an Egg and already knew this blog.  Their Egg is set up near our grilling area so John and I talk BBQ and grilling as we are cooking during the week.  He was cooking ribs on Sunday and I jokingly told him that I was going to sneak pictures of his food when he wasn't looking and post them on Nibble Me This for extra content.  

Back to beef stew and biscuits.  The beef stew was very similar to For The Love of Cooking's Beef and Barley Stew except I cooked it on my Egg in a dutch oven.  

325f direct - was covered during the cook except when browning the beef.

The biscuits were supposed to be a sour cream based biscuit but I was out, so I used thick homemade blue cheese dressing instead.  This should also work with chunky commercial brands but not thin, watery blue cheese dressings.  
 

Blue Cheese Biscuits
servings:  12 biscuits

Ingredients
  • 3 cups self rising flour, sifted
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper, coarsely ground
  • 1/2 tsp chives, diced
  • 1 cup blue cheese dressing, thick chunky style
  • 2/3 cup half and half
  • 6 Tbsp butter, melted (divided 4T and 2T)
Instructions
  1. Preheat your Big Green Egg (or oven) to 450f with the plate setter in "legs down".  
  2. Mix the dry ingredients together.  Mix the dressing, half & half, and 4 Tbsp of melted butter together.  Stir together until it becomes a coarse dough.
  3. On a floured surface, knead about 5 times.  
  4. Roll out to about 1/2 inch thick. Cut out biscuits with a biscuit cutter. Roll scraps back up and cut out more until gone.
  5. Place biscuits on a floured pizza stone and bake 15-18 minutes.  Brush with the 2 Tbsp of melted butter during the last 5 minutes.
A little flour on the pizza stone keeps biscuits from sticking.

The pizza stone was not preheated.

There's a lot of flavor in these fire baked biscuits.

Comfort food that will put your butt in the bed...or at least plant it on a couch!

12 comments:

  1. Blue cheese bisquits? Does it get any better? Maybe if I get that egg under the tree this year.

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  2. Ahh biscuits, I love these things as they can be eaten numerous ways. I like the dousing in the gravy way best though, making me very hungry and it's bedtime here :)

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  3. I have a feeling that Alexis was so pleased to come home from work late and have such a good looking plate of food. You knocked it out of the park, Chris! Love the idea of a blue cheese biscuit, especially when it's paired with beef. This recipe gives me lots of ideas:)

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  4. Dueling Eggs AND blue cheese biscuits - you live an excellent life my friend. I am sorely tempted to get some self-rising flour into my pantry.

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  5. The biscuits sound delicious and I can't think of many things better than that bowl of grub - especially on a rainy day.

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  6. I went out and bought stew fixin's and blue cheese dressing just so I could be part of this. Oh, and some extra napkins to wipe the drool off my face.

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  7. Blue Cheese Biscuits and Stew? Will you marry me?

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  8. Those biscuits would make a great breakfast for me right now! :)

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  9. Blue Cheese bisquits. Divine. Neighboring Eggs? Fantastic. Happy Christmas my friend. GREG

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  10. That looks like the perfect comfort food! Love that you added the blue cheese dressing in place of the sour cream.. genius!

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  11. I'm still afraid to attempt to cook any kind of meat, but your photographs on this blog inch me closer to trying every single day. Everything always looks so delicious!

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  12. You have me craving comfort food! Cooking the stew on the egg is a great idea and I am loving the blue cheese biscuits! Great way to adapt a recipe when you are out of an ingredient.

    Lastly, thanks for the link love & shout out.

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