Goat Cheese

Goat Cheese Biscuits

June 23, 2017
3 Ratings
Photo by Posie Harwood
Author Notes

Flaky, buttery, and studded with bits of soft and savory goat cheese. These biscuits are simple but pretty much perfect. —Posie (Harwood) Brien

  • Makes 6 medium biscuits
Ingredients
  • 2 cups (8 1/2 ounces) all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter
  • 4 ounces fresh goat cheese
  • 1/2 cup cold milk
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Preheat the oven to 450º F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, paprika, and cayenne (if using).
  3. Cut the butter into the dry ingredients using a fork or pastry cutter until it's in mostly pea-sized chunks—some chunks can be slightly larger and some smaller, but don't overwork it.
  4. Crumble the goat cheese into the bowl and stir to combine.
  5. Add the milk, stir the dough with a fork until it is somewhat evenly moistened, then knead it a few times in the bowl so it mostly comes together in a ball but don't overwork it at all. It should not be cohesive and there should be chunks of drier areas and some wetter areas.
  6. Turn the dough out onto the parchment-lined sheet, and fold it over onto itself until there aren't any dry spots remaining. Don't think of this as kneading: You want to handle it gently and as you fold, the wet/dry areas will disappear. Fold about 10 times, then gently press the dough down to a rectangle about 2" high.
  7. Using a sharp knife, cut the dough into 2" squares and separate them slightly on the baking sheet.
  8. Bake for about 12-15 minutes, or until golden brown. Let cool slightly, then eat!

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3 Reviews

libby November 21, 2019
Made these tonight fabulous, tweaked a them a little they needed more milk about 2 tablespoons and baked for 17 minutes. Will make these for company for the holidays, we thought we would chop up some cranberries with the goat cheese! Added the sweet paprika and cayenne pepper yum! Now have to make sure we always have goat cheese in the fridge!
 
lara April 13, 2019
These were so fluffy my small cut biscuits fell over while baking! This biscuit is a new favorit.... sent it over the edge when drizzled in spicy honey
I'll take all the credit when people rave over these but inside I'll know it was all you!
 
Elaine April 25, 2018
these are totally amazing. I love this method of making the dough cohesive, crazy layers! and the goat cheese gives them a fluffy moistness which is wonderful. i skipped the paprika and added some dried rosemary ground to a powder in my mortar and pestle.