Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Salami and Blue Cheese Biscuits: Perfect for leftover odds and ends

For those of you who are hosting a party over the holidays, you may find yourself with a few odds and ends that you're not really sure where they belong. I often have parties where I put out some salami and crackers and a salad - and then I'm left with some salami and also some gorgonzola or other blue cheese. Such was the case in point after Thanksgiving - I had made some salad with the apples and gorgonzola cheese and was left with half a container. No one finished off the salami I had made either so there I was, long some ingredients.

Then I saw Giada de Laurentiss make these biscuits and DING - I knew I had to make them as I had ALL the ingredients. They come together really easily and taste great. Eating them warm with a bit of butter and strawberry jam - it's like the ultimate delicious breakfast.

It is easiest if you have a food processor, but feel free to make them using two forks and cutting up the butter in the flour, or use a traditional pastry cutter to make it happen. I also just rolled it out and cut some cute squares out of the dough as I didn't want to fuss with a cookie cutter. I think they look even more cute this way anyways. (Or so I tell myself.)

So if you've got some leftovers - just throw it into some biscuits. I think these would be equally delicious with some parmesan and prosciutto, some ham and cheddar, or some pepper jack and ham. All great combinations...and all goes to show you that leftover ingredients can be absolutely SPECTACULAR.

Salami and Blue Cheese Biscuits (adapted from a recipe by Giada de Laurentiis)
(Makes about 40 2-inch biscuits)

Ingredients

2 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for dusting
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon kosher salt
6 tablespoons cold butter, cut into small pieces
3/4 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup finely diced salami
1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese (Gorgonzola or whatever you have)

Directions

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

In a food processor combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Pulse 2 to 3 times until mixed. Add the butter and pulse until the mixture resembles coarse meal. If you do not have a food processor, in a large mixing bowl, add the butter and then using a two forks work the butter into the flour until you have a nice crumbly mixture.

Transfer the biscuit mixture to a medium bowl. Add the buttermilk, salami, and Gorgonzola. Stir until the mixture forms a ball. Turn the mixture out on a floured surface. Roll to 1/2-inch thick. Cut into 2 inch squares. Place onto baking sheets with enough space in between.

Bake until golden, about 8 to 10 minutes. Serve with strawberry or raspberry jam.

Printable recipe

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