This recipe for Nutty Roqa Biscuits produces a savory biscuit that works well as a side dish with a roast of beef or a stew. The biscuits contain roquefort cheese (or other type of blue cheese) and walnuts.
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Nutty Roqa Biscuits Recipe
2 cups of flour
2 teaspoons of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup butter, cold
3 1/2 ounces of Roquefort or other blue cheese. (This is 100 grams if you are using the metric system).
1/3 cup of walnuts, chopped
1/2 teaspoon fresh rosemary or thyme, chopped
1 cup of buttermilk
Preheat the oven to 425°F. Prepare a baking sheet by covering it with waxed paper or parchment paper.
Cut the cold butter into small pieces.
Mix the first four ingredients together in a bowl. Cut the butter into the dry ingredient mixture using a pastry cutter or forks. Be sure the butter is well mixed in.
Mix in the roquefort cheese, nuts and the chopped herbs. Being careful not to over stir, mix in the buttermilk. When you have a soft dough, turn this dough onto a floured surface. Coat your hands with flour and shape this into a ball.
Flatten the ball of biscuit dough until it is an inch think. Using 2 inch biscuit cutters, cut the dough into circle shapes and put on the baking sheet. You should have approximately 14 biscuits.
Brush a little additional buttermilk over the top of each nutty roqa biscuit.
Bake for about thirteen minutes or a little longer if necessary. The biscuits should be gold in color and should spring back when touched with your fingers.
This Nutty Roqa Biscuit recipe is a lovely savoury quick bread