Blue Cheese Biscuits with Fig Chutney

Blue Cheese with Fig Chutney RecipeBlue Cheese with Fig Chutney Recipe
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Quick Facts:

30 miniature biscuits

Ingredients:

3 cups soft white flour (Southern Biscuit or similar)
1 heaping tablespoon baking powder
½ teaspoon soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
12 tablespoons cold shortening, cubed
1 ⅓ cups cold buttermilk
¼ pound blue cheese, plus a little extra for putting inside the biscuit
Softened butter
Fig chutney, for service
Prosciutto-style Johnston county country ham, for serving

Directions:

1. Heat oven to 450°.
2. Sift dry ingredients.
3. With a pastry blender, cut in cold shortening until coarse with a few lumps. Add grated or finely crumbled cheese.
4. Stir in buttermilk with a spatula until a loose ball forms.
5. Knead on a floured surface 4-6 times until dough is no longer sticky.
6. Use a small biscuit cutter and cut out the biscuits, dipping the biscuit cutter in flour frequently.
7. Place close, but not touching, on a parchment-lined sheet pan.
8. Bake for 15 minutes, turning half-way through baking.
9. Brush with soft butter and serve immediately with fig chutney and country ham.

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