Happy Easter ~ Urban Solace Biscuits

I Love holiday cooking/baking. I you have followed along for a while you may know that already :). This is what our trunk looked like last Easter on the way to celebrate with family. This year we will have cinnamon rolls from a new cookbook (I'll let you know how they turn out), coffee cake (Based on this recipe), and something sweet. A cake, maybe Raspberry Tiramisu again? I obviously cannot make up my mind.....

One thing I know is for sure on the brunch menu. Cheddar chive biscuits from Urban Solace and their orange honey butter. It is a favorite restaurant of ours and last year I emailed Chef Matt Gordon for the recipe and he kindly sent it to me! How nice was that? We now can have our favorite biscuits at home. And so can you...

Urban Solace Cheddar Chive Biscuits
Makes about 30 biscuits
3  cups Pastry flour
3   cups all purpose flour
1.5 Tbs baking powder
2  tsp kosher salt
3  sticks unsalted butter
3  cups white cheddar
1.5  cups grated fontina
¼   cup minced chive
 2 ½ to 3 cup buttermilk
 Sift flour, baking powder and salt.  Add Butter, chive and cheeses and mix with a pastry knife or paddle attachment of a mixer to incorporate the butter.  There should still be small chunks of butter; this will make the biscuit flaky.  Add the milk and slowly fold together.  Do not over mix dough.  Place on a floured surface and knead 2 or 3 times only.  Flatten dough out to about ¾  inch thick and cut in desired shape.  Brush the top with egg whites (optional) and bake at 400 degrees for 12 to 14 minutes*.  Should look golden brown when done!

*if you are not using a convection oven it will probably take a bit longer.  When they are golden brown, crack one open to make sure it is cooked inside.  If it is not, lower heat to 250 and check again in a couple of minutes!

Orange Honey Butter

 pound unsalted butter
1.5  tsp  grated orange zest
1  Tbs honey
½ Tbs kosher salt
½  Tbs Chopped Garlic
Whip butter in mixer for 10 minutes until light and airy.  Add remaining ingredients and whip for another 3 minutes.  Use immediately.  Store in refrigerator but let warm up slightly before using.

Happy Easter!



the girl is craftee said...

Sounds amazing! So much butter. I want to try these but I'm not much of a baker. I can cook but baking isn't something I'm that good at. Orange honey butter, omg! Yes please!

Torrie said...

how nice of him! & of you, to share it with us!

okay... that cookbook title makes me want to add it to my cart... right now.

SuchSmallSteps said...

I LOVE those biscuits! Will have to try them at home. Urban Solace is one of our standby restaurants if we need somewhere good and reliable to go to.

domestic dish said...

@Amber and @Erin They are so yummy. And even better enjoyed at Solace with an elderflower spritzer in hand... I am sure you would agree? @Torrie it is a fun book. You would like it.

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