Saturday, October 9, 2010

Mushroom and Spinach Biscuits

I bought a huge container of mushrooms recently so I've been experimenting with different mushroom recipes that I'm finding. Have you ever checked out Tastespotting? If not, you need to right now. You can submit pictures of your wonderful food creations and then people like me peruse through the beautiful pictures and find recipes to make. I saw the picture of these biscuits which led me to this blog where they were posted. I made them to go with my baked ham last night and they were DELICIOUS! They weren't hard to make at all and they tasted like something you'd eat at a fancy restaurant. Even Colton liked these, so they made be a good way for moms to sneak some veggies into a meal. I made some slight changes to the recipe and here's my version:

  • About 1 cup fresh spinach, chopped
  • 1 cup mushrooms (I used baby portobellos), chopped
  • 1/2 cup finely-grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme
  • 3/4 cup milk
Line baking sheet with parchment paper or coat with non-stick spray. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

Saute mushrooms and onion in olive oil on medium heat. Once mushrooms are cooked, add spinach on top. Fold in spinach and saute until wilted. Allow to cool and then mix in Parmesan cheese. Set aside.

Mix flour, baking powder, salt, white pepper and thyme in a bowl. Cut in butter with a pasty cutter or two forks until the mixture forms fine crumbs. Stir in milk, then stir in cooled mushroom/spinach mixture. Don't stir too much, just until dough will form a ball. Then knead ball lightly on a floured surface (it will be sticky!).

Roll dough out to 3/4-inch thick on a floured surface. Cut into circles using a biscuit cutter or a glass cup. If you use a biscuit cutter you'll get 6 biscuits and you'll want to bake them for 15 minutes. If you use a glass cup to cut out your biscuits, you'll get 8-9 and you'll only want to bake them for 12 minutes. Cool the biscuits before eating.

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