I absolutely love cooking in a cast iron pan. Not only does your food always come out delicious, but it’s such an easy way to impress your guests and makes simple dishes (like these goat cheese biscuits) look like they came from a fancy restaurant. Is it just me? Anytime I see a recipe that calls for a cast iron pan I am automatically intrigued and a lot more likely to attempt it. To be completely honest, that was the real reason why I tried these goat cheese biscuits in the first place. Shauna Niequist talks about them in her Bread&Wine book in one of my very favorite chapters of the book. The imagery she painted of sitting in a cozy restaurant in busy downtown Chicago on Valentines day with a couple good friends and a warm cast iron pan full of goat cheese biscuits sounded amazing (even though I didn’t even like goat cheese!) I’ve since grown fond of goat cheese and especially these goat cheese biscuits. We talk about Shauna Niequist’s book a lot here on the blog. It was the first book we read as a book club and we fell in love with Shauna and her writing right away. (We want you to fall in love with her writing too! Enter our giveaway below to win her book for yourself!). We’ve tried almost all the recipes she talks about in her book and many have become our family’s staples (including these sweet potato fries and this magical white bean soup). These goat cheese biscuits are no exception. I make them with a garlic & herb goat cheese for savory dishes and plain goat cheese for breakfast biscuits topped with a little bit of butter and a lot of jam; preferably strawberry.
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Ingredients for Goat Cheese Biscuits:
2 cups flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons salt
1 cup buttermilk
6 tablespoons butter
4 ounces goat cheese
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
Directions for Goat Cheese Biscuits:
Preheat oven to 425 degrees and place your cast iron skillet inside to preheat.
Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl.
Add in 4 tablespoons of butter cut into small pieces and mix with a pastry cutter.
Add goat the cheese and buttermilk. Mix with a pastry cutter or two forks until combined and moistened.
Do not over mix. Mixture should look a little clumpy.
Remove skillet from oven and add 1 tablespoon of butter to melt.
Divide batter into 12 biscuits, forming a ball the size of a golf ball with your hands. Nestle them into the pan making a ring of 9 on the outside and 3 on the inside. Brush with melted butter on top.
Bake for 14-16 minutes until browned on top.
Remove from oven and sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese.
Serve these biscuits straight from the pan with this Magical White Bean Soup or on the side of this Cream Braised Rabbit and Strawberry Quinoa Salad. Be sure to subscribe to our email list below for your chance to win a free copy of Bread and Wine!
- 2 cups flour
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 6 tablespoons butter
- 4 ounces goat cheese, crumbled
- 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees and place your cast iron skillet inside to preheat as well.
- Whisk together flour, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl.
- Add in 4 tablespoons butter cut into small pieces and goat cheese. Mix with a pastry cutter or two forks until combined.
- Add in buttermilk and only mix until moistened.
- Remove skillet from oven and add 1 tablespoon butter to melt.
- Divide batter into 12 biscuits, forming a ball the size of a golf ball with your hands. Nestle them into the pan making a ring of 9 on the outside and 3 on the inside. Brush with melted butter on top.
- Bake for 14-16 minutes until browned on top.
- Remove from oven and sprinkle with grated parmesan cheese.