"Mommy. I want biscuits!" It was my four year old. Crouched by the top of my head, hovering over me as I lay in bed.
The day before I had made biscuits for breakfast and two days before that and a week before that. I was over it.
"Mommy! I want to help you make biscuits!"
That four year old again. This time, he had his arms around my neck in what I could only interpret as a hug.
Slowly my eyes opened. I nodded and mumbled some sort of agreement and before I knew it, I was up, making my way groggily down the hallway to make biscuits.
FYI- It was 6:15 am on a Sunday (the joys of motherhood!)
I went through the customary motions, pulled out my ingredients and bowls. Preheated the oven.
Then I paused. I looked around. I was waking up. My juices started glowing. I got creative.
If I was going to make biscuits, then I was going to reinvent my standard go-to.
Looking in the fridge, we had left over shredded cheddar cheese. I placed it on the counter.
I opened my spice drawer and the smell of lavender hit me. I had just purchased a bag of lavender buds the other day, they'd be perfect.
Coffee in hand, four year old ironically not in sight, I set to creating.
The result was fabulous!
I'm still patting myself on the back.
I made, lavender flavored savory cheddar cheese infused drop biscuits. The delicate balance of sweet (date sugar) and salty/savory (cheddar cheese) melded beautifully. The biscuit dough (with the inclusion of almond flour) was light and fluffy.
I added flax seed and used coconut oil for a heart healthy, omega 3 twist.
The hubby, the four year old, the one year old, were all enraptured.
Sojourner, the biscuit making mad lady had done it again!
Here's what I did-
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup almond flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons date sugar
2 tablespoons ground flax
2 tablespoons ground lavender
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup cheddar cheese (shredded)
Here's what to do:
Preheat your oven to 475 degrees. Place your rack in the middle for an even heat.
In a coffee grinder, grind the flax seed and lavender buds. Set the mixture aside in a small bowl.
In a large bowl, combine your flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, salt and flax/lavender mixture.
Melt your coconut oil until it has formed a pliable liquid consistency. Stir until crumbly.
Add the cold buttermilk and cheddar cheese and stir until a smooth texture is accomplished.
Prepare an oiled baking sheet. Scoop about a tablespoon of dough onto your sheet for each biscuit. You want to create enough space for your dough to expand and rise (about an inch all around).
Cook for ten minutes or until golden brown.
You will yield about a dozen.
These are amazing!
You'll win friends, lovers, minions with these bad boys.
I hope you're prepared for what is about to happen!
These biscuits pair perfectly with honey butter and lavender jam.
Another option- slice your biscuit in half and place a fried egg, bacon (if you like it), cheddar cheese and an avocado inside. You'll be in breakfast sandwich heaven!