Opening a bottle of Chianti? These cheesy herb biscuits offer up a crisp golden crust with soft insides packing the punch of Parmesan cheese accented with fresh herbs from your garden. Best of all, the recipe easy -- no mixer needed -- and takes only 15 minutes to cook in your oven. These biscuits also make a great side for breakfast with eggs and bacon.
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons butter, chilled
3/4 cup Parmesan cheese (or sharp Cheddar), shredded
2 tablespoons fresh herbs of your choice (sage, chives, thyme, etc.), cleaned, patted dry, and minced
3/4 cup milk
1 egg, lightly whisked
1. Heat your oven to 450 degrees F. Pull out a large mixing bowl, two butter knives, and all ingredients.
2. Add to the bowl: flour, baking powder, dry mustard and salt; mix together.
3. Cut in the chilled butter, letting it rain down into the bowl.
4. Add to the bowl: cheese, herbs, and milk. Using knives, toss until just incorporated.
5. With floured hands, reach into the bowl and knead the mixture briefly (do not over-knead).
6. Roll out the dough onto a floured surface to about 3/4" thick. Cut the dough into biscuits and place on Silpat-lined or buttered baking sheets.
7. Brush the biscuits with the whisked egg, then bake for 15 minutes or until golden.
8. Uncork your bottle of Chianti and feast on the wine and warm biscuits with friends.