I love teaching!! No, I mean I really LOVE teaching! Today anyway. It makes my day when my students come into the classroom and can’t wait for me to call the roll because they are so eager to get busy with their assignment . There has to be a reason for this other than the fact that they are all starving.
I read something on Monday when I attended the Leonardo DiVinci exhibit that could be the reason for the eagerness . Di Vinci said, ” Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.” Could it be a spark of passion here that has created this excitement? I hope so.
Cheese biscuits are the last of our quick bread labs and we go out with a perfect 10. As you look at the pictures you can see they did great! One group put the cheese in at the wrong time, but recovered very well. They learned from the first time not to add too much flour and surprisingly they were very good . We had a couple of equipment malfunctions. One oven was turned off by mistake and another did not heat properly.
I now feel as if our lab is a small reproduction of ” Top Chef” , because there is so much competition between the groups to be at the top of the post. It is quite comical. You would think that I am giving out money as an award. Competition is good, but I have to think of a way to tone this down before it ruins some friendships.
How do you prepare these little cheesy morsels? Check out Making Biscuits From Scratch and make one little change. Grate 1 1/2 cups of sharp cheddar cheese and add after cutting in the shortening.
Some information about grating cheese:
- Use a food processor
- Go ahead and grate a lot of it at one time
- Freeze what you don’t use
You might ask why not save time and use pre-grated cheese? I am not totally against it but, it is dry and not as flavorful. It is more expensive, too.
Okay I have to get to the gym . I ate more than my usual taste of each biscuit today. They were just sooo good that I could not resist. Hopefully I can STEP some of these calories off before they attach to my body as fat.
Enjoy the Bake-off pictures!
The Teacher Cooks
12 responses to “Cheese Biscuits – Quick Bread Lab”
I never knew that there would be such a huge difference between grating cheese or just buying it already shredded. You can taste the difference between the two! Thanks for the tip! 🙂
It’s good to know that even after you make a mistake, such as adding the cheese in at the wrong time, it can still be corrected without messing up the biscuits! These were great, thanks for teaching us to make these!
The biscuits look great. I didnt know that making biscuits were so easy now. The more we practice, the better they taste. Thank You !! 🙂
oh wow – look at all those biscuits! I haven’t made home made biscuits in FOREVERRRRRRR.
BEFORE YOUR CLASS I NEVER THOUGHT THAT I WOULD EVER MAKE ANYTHING HOME MADE!!!!!!!!!!!! WHEN I FIRST HEARD THAT WE WERE I WAS SOOOOO HAPPY!!!!!!!! YES IT IS SOMETHING OTHER THEN WE ARE HUNGRY. THE BISCUITS KEEP GETTING BETTER AND BETTER. 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂
I’m not a big fan of cheese but those biscuits were amazing! I had no idea they were so easy to make and how yummy they were. I cannot wait to make them at home! 🙂
yummy yummy yummy. i love biscuits and these were amazing. these biscuits get better everytime*! (:
I never knew that you put the cheese unside the dough rather than sprinkling it on top of the biscuits. Our group accidentally put our milk in before the cheese, so it was difficult getting the cheese to mix in. Now I understand why you put the cheese in first. But it was a fun lab!
Never thought that the taste would make a difference whether you use shredded-bought cheese and the one you shred at home.
I had a great time making these. They were amazingg! We almost always only have two people working in our group, and for that being true, we did an amazing job! Glad we had the chance to make these!
The fact that the cheese didn’t burn in the baking really surprised me. But they turned out great.
i thought the amount of flour would make them too dry but i was wrong!