Goat Cheese Biscuits

I could put goat cheese in or on anything - salads, omelettes, pasta, pizza, the list goes on and on. So why had I not thought of adding it to biscuits? I am not sure. But, I can now attest that this recipe is amazing and will become a staple side in our house. Enjoy these biscuits with brunch or dinner. We ate them with curried sweet potato soup and they were perfect!

Source: Love and Olive Oil

You Will Need:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 Tbsp (2 ounces) cold unsalted butter, cut into cubes
  • 4 Tbsp (2 ounces) goat cheese, crumbled
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 Tbsp unsalted butter, for the pan
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted to top the biscuits

Here We Go:
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt
  • With your fingers incorporate the butter and goat cheese until the flour resembles a coarse, pebbly mixture
  • Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and pour in the buttermilk
  • With a fork, mix together the buttermilk and flour until all of the dry flour disappears
  • Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a small sauce pan or in the microwave and set aside
  • Remove the cast iron from the oven and place one tablespoon of butter in it
  • Work the pat of butter around, greasing the entire pan, including the sides
  • Quickly drop the batter by 1/4-cup onto the non-stick baking sheet spacing biscuits somewhat evenly
  • Brush with melted butter
  • Bake for 14-16 minutes or until slightly golden in color
  • Remove from the oven
  • Let rest for 5 minutes and serve warm

Makes 8
Happy Feasting!

Curried Sweet Potato Soup

As delicious as this soup is to eat, I hope that this is the last hearty winter recipe that I have to make. Daylight savings started today and that signals to me that spring is right around the corner and when I get out of work it will still be light outside - things are lookin' up! If there is one final dish that will let you end your winter on a high note, this is the soup. Serve this full flavored soup with goat cheese biscuits and soak up the last days of winter.

Source: Love and Olive Oil

You Will Need:
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped onions
  • 1 large clove garlic, coarsely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp chopped ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/4 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 1/8 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced 1/4-inch thick
  • 6 cups chicken or vegetable broth, or slightly more as needed.
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 6 to 8 tsp goat cheese

Here We Go:
  • Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat
  • Add the onions and saute until the onions are soft and begin to brown, about 10 minutes
  • Add the garlic and saute, stirring for 30 seconds
  • Add the ginger, cumin, coriander, turmeric and red pepper flakes
  • Finally, add the sweet potatoes and broth and bring to a boil
  • Reduce the heat and simmer until the sweet potatoes are soft, about 20 minutes
  • Puree the soup, in batches in a blender or food processor
  • Season to taste
  • The soup can be made a day ahead and kept in the fridge and reheat over low
  • If the soup is too thick, add a little more stock
  • Ladle into bowls and sprinkle with crumbled goat cheese

Makes 6 Servings
Happy Feasting!