The biscuits are so crumbly and fluffy at the same time, the addition of the sour cream and buttermilk, as well as not stirring the batter too much, gives the biscuits an amazing texture. the original recipe didn't call for cheese on top of each biscuit, but since I'm such a huge fan of cheese I decided to sprinkle a little bit over the tops.
There're a few basic ingredients to start off with.
The wet ingredients are combined together in one bowl, and the dry in another, before combining the two. This really helps the ingredients marry one another so that you don't have clumps of baking powder, or tarragon in one bite for instance.
Mix together the wet and dry ingredients only until the dry ingredients are just moistened, do not over mix at this point. It is ok to have small clumps of dry ingredients in the batter as this will help give the finished biscuits a good texture.
Scoop out the batter into greased muffin tin and top with Parmesan cheese and bake
Bake until they're cooked through and the biscuits are lightly golden on top.
Buttermilk Tarragon Biscuits
1 large clove of garlic
4 tbsp unsalted butter
1 ¾ cup all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 tbsp granulated sugar
1 tbsp finely chopped fresh tarragon
¼ cup sour cream
1 cup buttermilk
shredded Parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Can be keep for up to a week if wrapped tightly in plastic wrap.
Serve as a side to soup or cut a thick slice and toast. Top with butter, a warm slice of roasted chicken breast meat, arugula, a thin slice of apple and a slice of brie. Drizzle with a bit of lemon olive oil and enjoy a tasty lunch!
This delicious version of a Shepard's pie was given to me by an old friend. The recipe is packed full of really amazing flavors and, tastes really good served with gravy. If you don't want to serve this pie with gravy though be sure to make the chicken a little less dry than I did here by adding a bit of water to it whilst cooking.
The first step is to prepare the marinated chicken chicken, as well as the mashed potatoes.
I then cooked down the veggies a little bit until they softened slightly.
Then it's time to layer up, starting with a thin layer of the mashed potatoes on the bottom followed by a mixture of the chicken and veggies. This can all be topped off with the remainder of the mashed potatoes and a layer of mozzarella, or your favorite cheese mixture before baking in an oven until the cheese turns a beautiful golden color on top.
Chicken Shepard's Pie
oil, for cooking the chicken and veggies in
1/2 cup of shredded cheese (mozzarella, cheddar, or any other cheese that you prefer)
2 whole chicken breasts, 1 inch cubed
1 tsp salt, or to taste
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp chili powder
juice from half a lemon
2 tbsp soy sauce
1/2 tsp vinegar
2 tbsp Nando's hot chili sauce
1 tbsp tandoori masala
1 small can of sweet corn
2 red onions
1 red bell pepper
approx 11/2 cups of prepared mashed potato mix, prepared according to package directions
1 tbsp butter
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
I took a simple oatmeal muffin recipe and added some white chocolate, almonds, and cranberries to it. These are quite healthy as far as muffins go because there's some fruit, whole wheat flour, oats, and not too much fat.
Please excuse the picture quality because I ended up having to use my cellphone camera to take these photos.
I mixed all the ingredients together with a wooden spoon, there was no need for an electric mixer. One great way to get equally sized muffins is to use an ice-cream scoop to scoop the batter out into the greased muffin tins.
White Chocolate Cranberry Whole Wheat Muffins
1 C cup 2% milk
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 cup old-fashioned oats
1 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup dried cranberries
3/4 cup white chocolate chunks or chips
1/4 cup slivered almonds
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