White Cheddar Herb Blue Cornmeal Biscuits + Bob’s Red Mill Giveaway!

by spiceaholic on January 14, 2013

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Happy belated New Year!

So you can see what a great start I’ve made for my resolution to post more in 2013!  One of my other resolutions was to become more physically active, so I’m still trying to figure out how to fit in blogging and working out in the same week! :) I think the wait is worth it though — not only am I sharing my recipe for these awesome white cheddar herb blue cornmeal biscuits, but there’s a giveaway involved too!

I have lived in the South for over 8 years now, and I have yet to master biscuits from scratch.  And let’s be honest here, I haven’t really attempted them — the idea of cutting butter into flour scares me, the thought of having to roll out dough and cut out biscuits doesn’t appeal to the lazy slug in me.  But drop biscuits?  I think I can handle those.

A while back, the folks at Bob’s Red Mill generously sent me some goodies to experiment with and these biscuits one of the first things I came up with – they even appeared on the Bob’s Red Mill blog!  I played around with a few different recipes and ultimately made up my own.  I even found a way to make them healthier — instead of butter, I used olive oil and adding Greek yogurt gives the biscuits a protein boost.  I added finely shredded white cheddar and fresh sage and rosemary to really pump up the flavor.  But the best part is the blue cornmeal,which adds a fun and colorful twist.

And now it’s time for a giveaway!

The folks at Bob’s Red Mill are giving away some of their goodies to a lucky Spice’s Bites reader!  The winner will receive a package of white flour and blue cornmeal, which were ingredients used in the biscuit recipe, and the winner gets to select a third item of their choice!  Have you been wanting to try a certain product from their lineup?  Well now’s your chance to try some for free!

Here’s what you have to do:

1. Leave a comment here telling me what product you would choose

2. If you have any fabulous biscuit-making tips, leave a comment here telling me and I may try it out!

3. Like the Bob’s Red Mill and Spice’s Bites Facebook pages and leave a comment here telling me you did

4. Share the giveaway post on Facebook and leave a comment here telling me you did so.

That’s it! Giveaway is limited to U.S. residents age 18 and over.  The giveaway runs from Monday, January 14th through 9pm Eastern time on Friday, January 18th. Once I’ve selected a winner, I will email you to get your contact info, so make sure you enter an email address when leaving a comment (it won’t show up in the comment).

UPDATE — we have a winner!

Congratulations, Rachel!  You won!  I will be emailing you to get your contact information.

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*Disclosure:  Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods sent me samples of some of their products to try.  I did not receive any compensation and am not obligated to post a positive review.  Any opinions are my own.  Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods is providing the prize for the winner of the giveaway.

White Cheddar Herb Blue Cornmeal Biscuits

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Makes 8 biscuits

Ingredients

3/4 cup white flour

1/4 cup Bob’s Red Mill Blue Cornmeal

1 1/2 tsp.  baking powder

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. sugar

1 oz. white cheddar, finely shredded

1 tsp.  fresh sage, finely chopped

1/2 tsp. fresh rosemary, finely chopped

1 5.3-oz container non-fat Greek yogurt

4 tbsp. olive oil

Preparation

1.  Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.  Line baking sheet with parchment paper or baking mat.

2.  Using a fork, combine flour, blue cornmeal, baking powder, salt, and sugar in a large mixing bowl.

3.  Add shredded cheese and herbs, making sure to incorporate into the flour mixture.

4.  Take the container of Greek yogurt and carefully add the olive oil directly into it. Carefully stir to combine the oil and yogurt, then add to the flour mixture.  Mix together until you have a sticky dough.  At this point you may need to use your hands to combine everything together.

5.  Using your hands, divide dough into fourths.  Now divide each fourth into half, so you end up with 8 portions of dough.  You can either drop the dough as is onto the baking sheet or gently form a “biscuit” shape and then place on baking sheet.

6.  Bake biscuits for 11-13 minutes.  You should be able to smell the herbs.  Then try not to burn your fingers and mouth eating a biscuit fresh from the oven.

7.  Enjoy!

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