A few months ago, my mom and I went to visit her uncle up in Oregon. While we were up there, he mentioned that we check out his favorite breakfast places. His selling point for me were their biscuits. Whenever he goes, he gets a biscuit and eats half himself and brings the other half home for his greyhounds. They are the biggest biscuits I’ve ever seen, and they taste amazing! The biscuits I made are more normal sized. Hehe.I love biscuits. Even KFC biscuits (you must admit, they’re pretty awesome)! So I figured I had to try these biscuits, especially since I love things with cream cheese. Much to my husband’s dismay. 🙂 But these things are delish! Light and flaky, moist and delicious. They looked beautiful when they were cut up and unbaked…And then they kind of went crazy! They puffed up beautifully, but they sort of went everywhere. They all seemed to lean away from the center of the oven for some reason. But the taste is awesome, so it’s all good. The weird poofing can be worked on. 🙂 But seriously, best biscuits… you gotta try them!!
Cream Cheese Biscuits
Note: Unbaked biscuits can be covered with plastic wrap and refrigerated for 1 day.
1½ cups all-purpose flour
1½ cups cake flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
¾ teaspoon baking soda
4 ounces cream cheese, cut into ½-inch pieces and frozen at least 30 minutes
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into ½-inch pieces and frozen at least 30 minutes
1 cup plus 1 tablespoon buttermilk
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
In the work bowl of a food processor fitted with the metal blade, pulse all-purpose flour, cake flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda until combined. Add cream cheese and butter and pulse until mixture resembles coarse meal. Transfer flour mixture to large bowl. Stir in buttermilk until combined (dough may appear slightly dry).
Turn dough onto lightly floured surface and knead briefly until dough comes together. Pat dough into an 8 by 6-inch rectangle, about ¾-inch thick. Cut into twelve 2-inch squares or use a 2-inch round biscuit cutter and cut into circles. Transfer to prepared baking sheet. Bake 12 to 15 minutes, or until light brown. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool 5 minutes. Serve warm.
Source: Cook’s Country
Like your Dad, my Mom went out to eat with a small bag in her purse for her dog. These biscuits sound really good. Well, any baked good with cream cheese sounds good to me.
I love biscuits! I’ve never had any with cream cheese in them, but that sounds like a great addition. These just look so darn puffy – I love it! 🙂
Melanie @ Melanie Cooks said:
Your biscuits have such amazing texture!
I’ve been known to drive to a store or restaurant just for biscuits and only biscuits. I’d might a drive for these. 🙂
Wow, they look like giant marshmallows when cut up before baking! That’s some lovely white dough. I can’t imagine how great they must be once they were all cooked up. Slather some more cream cheese and honey on those bad boys – yes please!
The biscuits look really amazing! Soft inside, with a crunchy crust, light… they would be perfect still warm with good butter.
I agree with Charles: they looked first like huge marshmallows!
Hey, I like the weird poofing. Gives them some character. These biscuits sound divine! They look much, much better than those at KFC. 😉
Geni - Sweet and Crumby said:
These look like the best biscuits I have ever seen! I really can’t wait to try them!
love me some biscuits. You know when a biscuit is good when someone can eat them for breakfast lunch or dinner. the idea of having cream cheese in it is genius
Cream cheese in biscuits is pure genius!
Yudith @ Blissfully Delicious said:
Why haven’t I thought of this? LOVE this idea Stefanie!
I’d never heard of cream cheese biscuits. I like the shape of the cut dough photo right before baking!
Just A Smidgen said:
Wow, a tablespoon of baking powder.. these would be so fluffy and I think the fact that they changed shape a bit makes them prettier and more rustic. Love it!
Nami | Just One Cookbook said:
Me too I love biscuits – if I have to take my kids to KFC, my focus is on their biscuits rather than the fried chickens! KFC is not bad, but I have to say there are so many great biscuits and I go crazy…. I’ve never made one at home but I already know the whole batch will possibly go into my tummy. =P Yours look delish!!!
biscuits with cream cheese, oh I need these in my life!! yummy!!
The Elegant Eggplant said:
These look so delicious and perfectly baked! YUM.
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