gorgonzola green onion biscuits.

Is it snowing at your house? Because it's been snowing at mine for weeks. And when it's not snowing, it's raining, the freezing kind. And if it's not freezing raining, it's just plain freezing. And when you've already cranked the heat up and put on your wool socks and yet your core temperature won't rise above what feels like twelve degrees, well, then it's time to make biscuits.

I had an ambitious plan to make a homemade vegetable barley soup to go alongside these biscuits, but that was quickly foiled by the weather report and the line at the grocery store. I don't know what happens to otherwise sane people when Mr. Weatherman calls for snow - it's like something snaps in their minds and they suddenly panic that they will be without bread, milk, and eggs. There are other things you could eat, people. But please, I digress. The homemade soup never came to be, and thankfully we have the sort of deli that puts out their own house-made soups and we spooned spicy Maryland crab across our chattering teeth for dinner.

While soup is fine on its own, I find it's the sort of meal that satisfies you for an hour, then after the broth settles and all you're left with are tiny of bits of vegetables and meat in the bottom your belly, you're starving again. Biscuits to the rescue.

Now, I adore a buttery, flaky, salty biscuit as much as the next bride person, but these? These are something else. For starters, you don't have to bother with all that rolling and cutting, which is a good thing since your fingers are probably still purple from the frigid wind and your motor skills are slightly off. These are drop biscuits, the kind you scoop with two spoons into free-form clusters of pungent Gorgonzola cheese and mildly hot green onions swathed in a buttermilk biscuit dough. So, so right.

For a very small amount of effort, you'll be rewarded tenfold with these biscuits. As they bake, they give off a dizzying aroma of melting cheese and a sort of richness I can't quite out my finger on. Their outsides are a bit crisp, crumbling ever so slightly when you split them open, revealing bits of green and white woven through each bite. I find them quite handsome in a rugged sort of way. But, I'm into that sort of thing.

Feel free to swap out the Gorgonzola for your favorite kind, sharp cheddar would be especially delicious.

Gorgonzola Green Onion Biscuits
Adapted from Smitten Kitchen

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons sugar
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 1/2 cups crumbled Gorgonzola or blue cheese
4 scallions, finely chopped
1 cup well-shaken buttermilk

Preheat oven to 450°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, sugar, baking soda, and salt, then work the butter in with your fingertips until mixture looks a bit sandy but with lumps of butter the size of peas. Stir in cheese and onions with a wooden spoon, then add the buttermilk and stir until just combined. (I needed an extra splash of buttermilk for the crumbly bits collecting in the bottom of the bowl.)

Using two spoons, scoop the dough in 12 equal mounds about 2 inches apart onto the baking sheet. Bake until golden brown, about 18-20 minutes.

If you only want to bake a few at a time, scoop the dough, freeze it solid (unbaked), then keep the frozen biscuits in a plastic bag in the freezer. When you're ready to bake, follow the rest of the instructions but add 2 minutes to the baking time.


  1. they look so easy! who knew you could just clump some dough together and it comes out like a biscuit!

    stay warm Britt

  2. I didn't realize that it was biscuit making time..but it must be because no matter how hard my poor old furnace tries, it can't get the house much past 65....

  3. I've made Smitten Kitchen's version a couple times now. I've both freezed them for cooking later, and made right away. They're delicious, and very easy! Glad you featured this!


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