Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Apple & Cheddar
Thyme Biscuits

Is there anything more comforting than the glorious aromas from baked goods?

Most of us don't have thyme (time, tee hee)to bake
The scent of bread baking just puts us in a  wonderful relaxed state that, leaves us waiting in anticipation for the end product. 

Throughout the world breads are the symbol of home, comfort and food on the table.

This is an easy biscuit.
Of course, if I make it, it has to have some nutritional value in it! Right?

The addition of apple adds sweetness and fiber.
Um, your family and friends won't even notice it~
Unless you tell them
they tell you how delish they are~~

2tbsp coarse corn meal

3 tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp salt
 1 tsp thyme
1 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
1/2 tsp baking soda
3/4 stick vegetable shortening or butter
2 cup old sharp cheddar, shredded
 1/2 apple, peel on, shredded

1/4cup milk or water + more if needed

In a large bowl add the apple and cheddar. Drop in the dry ingredients. Using your hands "sift" the shredded ingredients into the dry ingredients to coat the mixture.
 Using a pastry cutter tool, cut the shortening into the dry ingredients.
 Begin to slowly add the water to add just enough so that the dough begins to stick together.
~you may need more or less depending on the humidity outside~
On to a floured surface, form into a round, gently pressing together.

Form into approx. 8"-9" circle
I used the bottom piece of a springform cake pan, which is quite thin.

Spray the bottom with non stick spray or grease and flour it.

Using a knife or pizza wheel cut wedges all the way through. 

Bake in a 350F preheated oven for 
The top can be brushed with melted butter before baking for a deeper browning.

Enjoy with love!

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