Friday, April 1, 2011

El Tovar cheesy biscuits

Staff at our national parks are preparing for summer's onslaught of visitors and their appetites for adventure, stunning scenery, new experiences and delicious food.

The chefs at El Tovar, the signature lodge at the Grand Canyon, know just how hungry a day of exploring can make a traveler. These cheesy biscuits sound like just the thing to fill in all of the corners and to give taste buds a new treat.

El Tovar Cheesy Biscuits
Yield 25

10 oz. all-purpose flour
1 TBS. baking powder
1/8 TBS. baking soda
2 1/2 TBS. sugar
1/4 TBS. granulated garlic
1/4 TBS. fresh garlic, chopped
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 TBS. dried chives
5 oz. salted butter
3/4 cup buttermilk

Mix dry ingredients together. Cut in butter to pea size. Add buttermilk and mix until just blended. Roll out to 1.4-inch to 1/2-inch thickness. Cut with 2-inch cutter.

Bake at 325 degrees for 12 to 14 minutes. Brush with garlic butter.

Serve and watch disappear.

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