I recently made a batch of cheddar chive biscuits to bring to a summer house party. Instead of using my go to biscuits recipe, I decided to try this Serious Eats recipe, because it seems a little simpler, and I’m all for keeping things simple. Instead of scallions, I used a generous amount of fresh chives, which were quite delightful.
Unfortunately, I don’t think I’ll ever use that recipe as is again. The mixture was a sticky nightmare to work with, and I think it also needed more raising agent and a higher baking temperature. The final product tasted fine, but it was very dry and dense… more like a hockey puck than a flaky biscuit. At least they were good with honey iced tea or cold beer!