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This is an easy and delicious recipe for Cheddar Biscuits made in the food processor inspired by a King Arthur Flour recipe

 

Cheddar Biscuits
Cheddar Biscuits
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Cheddar Biscuits
Cheddar Biscuits
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Ingredients
  • 2 cups All purpose flour
  • 1 Tablespoon Baking powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 4 oz. Cabot Extra Sharp Cheddar
  • 1 cup Heavy whipping cream
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees with rack in upper third of oven. Cut cheese into small cubes.
    Cheddar Biscuits
  2. Measure the flour, baking powder, and kosher salt into the work bowl of your food processor and pulse to combine, then add the cheese cubes and process until the cheese is finely chopped. Add the heavy whipping cream, and pulse until the dough comes together. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured work surface.
    Cheddar Biscuits
  3. Roll dough to approx. 1 inch thickness and cut with biscuit cutter. Tip: To get the best rise, cut straight down, don't twist the cutter.
    Cheddar Biscuits
  4. Place into a lightly greased cast iron skillet, with biscuits touching. My pan held 9 biscuits and I had a little dough left over.
  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Baking time will depend on how thick you have rolled them, so keep an eye on them!
    Cheddar Biscuits
  6. Serve warm with butter and Unicoi Preserves. Leftovers? Split them in half and toast them under the broiler. Extra delicious!
    Cheddar Biscuits
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Zombie Brains Cheese Ball, inspired by The Walking Dead, make a creepy but tasty appetizer for Halloween snacking.

zombie brains cheese ball
Zombie Brains Cheese Ball
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zombie brains cheese ball
Zombie Brains Cheese Ball
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Ingredients
  • 6 oz. Proscuitto
  • 8 oz. Cream Cheese, softened
  • 8 oz. Ricotta cheese
  • 8 oz. Mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup Dried cranberries
  • 4 oz. Unicoi Preserves Strawberry Vanilla Spread
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Line a small mixing bowl with plastic wrap and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. To build the outside of the brain, tear the prosciutto into bite size pieces and use them to line the bowl, saving some for the bottom of your cheese ball.
  3. Place the cream cheese and ricotta in a bowl and using a mixer, whip it until its combined and creamy, then mix in the mozzarella and dried cranberries.
  4. Take two tablespoons of Strawberry Vanilla Spread and microwave it 10-15 seconds to loosen it up a bit, then spread it on the prosciutto lined bowl.
  5. Gently spoon the cheese mixture into the bowl and use the remaining prosciutto to cover the top of the bowl. (This will actually be the bottom of the cheese ball when you unmold it.)
  6. Fold the plastic wrap over the bottom and refrigerate for 2+ hours, longer is better.
  7. To serve, invert the bowl on a serving dish and gently removed the bowl and plastic wrap.
  8. Warm the remaining Strawberry Vanilla Spread and use it to drizzle over the brain.
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  9. Serve with crackers or toasted baguettes.
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Bundles of Joy were born because I needed a fast appetizer to take to a party over the July 4th weekend. I was short on time since I took a late afternoon nap after doing product demo at Habersham Winery.

This delicious appetizer using puff pastry recipe was inspired by Pepperidge Farms. My version uses only 4 ingredients and is simple to put together, so you can go ahead and take a nap before your get together.  You’ll awaken refreshed and ready to receive compliments on your dish.

bundles of joy
Bundles of Joy
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Puff pastry appetizer with goat cheese and Unicoi Preserves
Servings Prep Time
24 15 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
15 minutes 40 minutes to thaw puff pastry
Servings Prep Time
24 15 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
15 minutes 40 minutes to thaw puff pastry
bundles of joy
Bundles of Joy
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Puff pastry appetizer with goat cheese and Unicoi Preserves
Servings Prep Time
24 15 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
15 minutes 40 minutes to thaw puff pastry
Servings Prep Time
24 15 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
15 minutes 40 minutes to thaw puff pastry
Ingredients
  • 1 sheet Puff Pastry Comes two sheets to a package. Reserve one sheet for future use
  • 1 Egg Whisked with 1 Tablespoon water
  • 1/4 cup Unicoi Preserves Vineyard Fire or Strawberry Vanilla Spread
  • 4 oz. Goat cheese Crumbled
  • Flour for dusting work surface
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside
  2. Sprinkle work surface with flour. Unfold puff pastry dough and using a rolling pin, roll out to an approx. 12 inch rectangle. If dough starts to come apart at fold lines, simply wet your finger and press lightly to seal.
  3. Cut dough into 24, approx. 2 inch squares. I used a pizza cutter to do this. You don't have to be perfect here, just try and make them similar in size and shape.
  4. Spoon about 2 teaspoons of goat cheese in the center of each square, then top each with about 1/2 teaspoon full of Unicoi Preserves.
  5. Using the egg wash you made, brush the two opposite corners of the pastry lightly, then fold the corners up and together, pressing firmly to seal your Bundles of Joy.
  6. Place each finished Bundle on your parchment lined baking sheet. When you've filled them all, brush lightly with egg wash.
  7. Bake in preheated, 400 degree over for approx. 15 minutes, or until pastry is puffed and lightly golden brown.
  8. Cool on wire rack and serve at room temperature.
    bundles of joy
Recipe Notes

joy6joy9* Do not fret if your Bundles of Joy open up a bit or leak out a little. They will get eaten up immediately and people will ask for more.

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