Moist, flaky, buttery and salty. These biscuits will make you happy, happy, happy! I like to serve these biscuits with fried chicken, but they make great sandwich bread for anything from a fried egg sandwich to a pastrami sandwich.
Buttermilk Monterey Biscuits
Moist, flaky, buttery and salty. These biscuits will make you happy, happy, happy!
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Place 2 cups of flour, the baking powder, and salt in a bowl and cut in the butter with a pastry cutter until the butter is the size of peas.
Combine the buttermilk and egg in a small measuring cup and beat lightly with a fork. Add the buttermilk mixture to the flour mixture and mix only until moistened. Fold the cheese and jalapeno pepper into the dough. Mix only until roughly combined. Dump out onto a well-floured board and knead lightly about 6 times. Roll the dough out to about an inch thick. With a 3 to 4 inch round cookie cutter, cut the dough. Transfer to a sheet pan lined with parchment paper. Brush the tops with the egg wash, sprinkle with salt.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until the tops are browned and the biscuits are cooked through. Serve hot or warm.
Add crumbled bacon to dough for a smoky flavor. Biscuits can be used with fried chicken, for breakfast with sausage gravy, or you can make great sandwiches with them by filling them with your favorite lunch meat. © Galley Chef All Rights Reserved
Fernand Petiot claimed to have invented Bloody Mary’s in 1921, while working at the New York Bar in Paris, which later became , a frequent Paris hangout for Ernest Hemingway. They are fabulous made with vodka or gin, although my favorite is the gin. Gin adds a little more depth of flavor. People add a myriad of garnished to bloody mary’s. You can put anything in them from pickled asparagus to sushi. In this recipe, I use a slider with an olive and a carrot.
Bloody Mary's, The Best Ever
This delicious cocktail is perfect for any brunch.
Stir everything together in a pitcher except the liquor. Pour 2 ounces of vodka or gin in a glass filled with ice and top with tomato juice mixture. Garnish with your choice of celery stalk, cucumber spears, carrot sticks, olives, miniature sliders or a combination of all of the above.
I have found that the type of tomato juice used in this recipe is the key to a really thick and delicious Bloody Mary. Don't use V-8 juice or Clamato juice as it changes the consistency and makes it too watery. The name "Bloody Mary" is associated with a number of historical figures — particularly Queen Mary I of England, who was nicknamed as such in Foxe's Book of Martyrs for attempting to re-establish the Catholic Church in Britain — and fictional women from folklore. Some cocktail aficionados believe the inspiration for the name was Hollywood star Mary Pickford. Others trace the name to a waitress named Mary who worked at a Chicago bar called the Bucket of Blood. However, another argument for the origin of “Bloody Mary”, that the name in English simply arose from “a failure to pronounce the Slav syllables of a drink called Vladimir” gains some credibility from the observation that the customer at Harry’s Bar in Paris for whom Fernand Petiot prepared the drink in 1920 was Vladimir Smirnov, of the Smirnoff vodka family. © Galley Chef All Rights Reserved