January 9, 2013
Celebrity chef and KitchenAid spokesperson, Lynn Crawford is the owner of Ruby Watchco. (rubywatchco.ca)
The classic comfort food, Chef Lynn shares the recipe for these savoury tea biscuits – a Ruby Watchco signature dish.
» 2 cups all-purpose flour
» 1 tablespoon sugar
» 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
» 1 teaspoon pepper
» 1/2 teaspoon salt
» 6 tablespoons chilled unsalted butter, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
» 1 1/4 cups of grated, extra-sharp cheddar cheese
» 1 cup of cold buttermilk
» 1 egg, beaten
» Preheat oven to 400°F. Combine first six ingredients in processor and blend. Add butter and cut in, using on/off turns until fine meal forms. Transfer to large bowl. Mix in cheese. (Note: Can be prepared four hours ahead.) Cover and chill.
» Mix enough buttermilk into flour mixture to bind dough. Turn out onto floured surface. Knead gently until combined, about 10 turns. Pat out dough to ¾-inch thickness. Using three-inch diameter cookie cutter, cut out biscuits. Gather scraps, pat out to ¾-inch thickness and cut additional biscuits. Transfer biscuits to ungreased cookie sheet. Brush with egg wash. Bake in new KitchenAid range or wall oven until evenly baked, golden brown and firm to touch. About 18 minutes.
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