Quick Mix Garlic Cheese Biscuits: Savory and Tasty

A warm, savory Garlic Cheese Biscuit is a delicious addition to any meal whether elegant or casual. Some people have to go to a certain restaurant to get them, but you don't. You can make them with just a few basic ingredients and a few minutes (but only if you already have the Quick Mix on hand). Since these are drop biscuits, there's no rolling out involved. You simply spoon them onto a baking sheet and tuck them into a hot oven. You probably already know how good they taste. 

Quick Mix is a handy thing to have in your refrigerator or freezer. Basically it is a combination of dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, salt) mixed with butter. It is easy to add few extra ingredients along with a liquid for tasty and quick biscuits, muffins and scones. The joy of Quick Mix is that it is a large recipe and makes enough that it can be used for multiple recipes. A little extra work at the beginning equals the convenience of several (at least 3 or 4) very nice, freshly made quick breads. They don't all have to taste the same since the same mix can be used for biscuits, muffins, and scones. I believe it could also be used to make quick bread loaves which is something I haven't done and need to investigate further. The recipe for Quick Mix follows the recipe for the biscuits. 

 Quick Mix Garlic Cheese Biscuits

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. 

Gently stir Quick Mix before using to ensure that the buttery bits are not all at the bottom.

In a medium sized mixing bowl place:

1 cup Quick Mix 

Stir in:
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder (scant)
2 teaspoons finely snipped chives (optional-I use when in season, not at this time)
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/3-1/2 cup milk 

Stir until moistened. 
Using a teaspoon, spoon onto lightly greased baking sheet. 
Bake for 10 minutes or until lightly browned.  Serve warm. 

Homemade Quick Mix

6 cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 cup butter

Place 3 cups of flour in a bowl. Add baking powder and salt. Using a mixer or pastry blend, cut butter into flour mixture. Add remaining flour. Mix well. Store in a plastic container or bag in the refrigerator or freezer. Use within two months (refrigerator) to four months (freezer).

An alternative mixing method: Freeze butter. Mix together flour, baking powder and salt. Using a shredder, shred butter into the flour mixture. Stop occasionally and stir together so the butter doesn't clump.

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