These buttery Homemade Chive Biscuits are delicious buttery biscuits enhanced with the onion flavor of chives.
The beautiful purple bulbs and soft green stalks of the chive plant are certainly lovely additions to my garden. They sway in the wind and last the full length of spring. It is hard to imagine cutting them at times yet when I began using them in the kitchen. It became pretty apparent that I would need to grow much more than I had originally anticipated.
Chives are perennial plants and thankfully will re-bloom each season. Another great attribute of having them in any garden. A one-time planting that gives off beauty and herbs for the kitchen.
This recipe is one of the first recipes I developed from my wonderful garden chives. One that convinced me that it was worth it to cut my lovely plant for.
Some of the most simplistic foods have become not just my favorite things to make in my kitchen. But also the most requested meals for me to make for other people. From desserts to soups. I find that it is generally the most unpretentious of foods that catch people’s attention.
A biscuit really is a humble bread-type baked good that can accompany pretty much any meal from breakfast to dinner. True enough they have saved me on days that I didn’t plan ahead of time. This recipe has the added element of chives which at first glance might not seem like much. But I assure you the onion flavor created by the chives makes them something special to serve.
The butter and chive flavors combine perfectly for a dressed-up sort of biscuit that is great to pair with soups, eggs for breakfast, and even served on the side of a dinner salad.
Why I Love This Recipe
For years I have made biscuits mostly butter biscuits to be exact. As we all know a biscuit is perfectly delicious when made right. And feel like a treat when we eat them. However, when I add chives into the mix. Literally. Suddenly the plain butter biscuit is all dressed up.
One to be on a nice dinner table or a brunch table. Not that there’s not a place for the plain butter biscuit. But there is something a bit extra about using herbs in our cooking. And the chive flavor is one outstanding flavor to pair with butter in a biscuit. Adding the chives in a touch of extra that is simple to do and makes all the difference.
What You Will Need To Make Them
2 cups all-purpose flour plus a bit more for dusting
1 tbsp baking powder
8 tbsp salted cold butter
3/4 cup cold milk plus 1 tbsp for a milk wash
1/4 cup fresh chopped chives
Preheat the oven to 425℉.
In a large bowl combine flour and baking powder.
Cut the cold butter up into smaller pieces and add them to the bowl.
Chop the chives and add them to the bowl.
Chop or cube the cold butter into smaller pieces and place in the bowl. Pour in milk. Begin combining with a fork or dough cutter (your hands work great too) * You can also use a food processor for this as well.
Once the dough is combined, flour a surface and place the dough ball on it.
Roll it out into about a half inch thick piece.
Begin cutting your biscuits with a cutter or a mason jar.
Place them into a greased skillet or baking dish.
Brush them with milk.
Bake them for approximately 12 to 15 minutes.
Can I use dried chives for this chive biscuit recipe?
You can. Keep in mind that dried herbs are typically stronger than fresh. The conversion of dried herbs to fresh herbs is simple. Use 1/3 of the amount for the fresh herb called for in the recipe. You can adjust as you like.
How much salt should I add if using unsalted butter?
For using unsalted butter, I would add 1 tsp of salt to the dough before blending.
Chive biscuits are a delicious biscuit to have with afternoon tea, or as a warm fresh morning treat. However, here are some other ways we love to enjoy them.
- Serve them with a side of scrambled eggs for a simple but delicious breakfast.
- These homemade chive biscuits complement a bowl of soup well. I like making them to serve alongside Creamy Mushroom Soup and this Tomato Pesto Soup.
- I love making a batch for brunches. The chive and butter taste is always a crowd-pleaser.
- Serve them on this Skillet Chicken Pot Pie for extra flavor.
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- 3/4 cup of milk
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup fresh chives
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 8 tbsp salted butter
- Preheat oven to 425℉.
- In a large bowl combine flour, and baking powder.
- Cut up the chives and add them to the bowl.
- Chop or cube the cold butter into smaller pieces and place them in the bowl.
- Pour in milk and begin combining with a fork or your hands work great too. * You can also use a food processor for this as well.
- Once the dough is combined, flour a surface and place the dough ball on it.
- Roll it out into about a half-inch thick piece.
- Begin cutting your biscuits with a cutter or a mason jar.
- Place them into a greased skillet or baking dish.
- Brush them with milk.
- Bake them for approximately 12 to 15 minutes.
*you can use a food processor to combine the ingredients for a quicker process
Serving Size:1 biscuit
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 228Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 32mgSodium: 286mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 4g
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