Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Turkey Club Biscuits

Bread excites me. I've grown accustomed to not eating as much bread as I used to. Occasionally I'll enjoy GF versions but it just isn't the same. However, ever since I started playing with a gluten free flour blend that I really had success with, I've been excited to bake again. So this time around, I made a playful variation on cheddar biscuits. These Turkey Club Biscuits is bursting with turkey, bacon, cheddar and a touch of fresh chives folded in and baked. They could also be savory scones, depending on how you look at it. But regardless how it looks, the flavor of a turkey club sandwich comes through!...

This biscuit is perfect on its own as a snack, breakfast, lunch or even a side at dinner. It's savory and full of texture and flavor. The combination of turkey, bacon, and cheddar is reminiscent of any good turkey club and is has everything in one package. These freeze well so you can bake them, cool and store in a freezer bag. To enjoy, allow the biscuits to come to room temperature and warm them up in the oven or toaster.

Turkey Club Biscuits
recipe inspired by Fresh From Elizabeth's Kitchen

2 cups all purpose flour (or 280 grams GF flour blend + 2 tsp baking powder + 1 tsp xanthan gum)
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 cup cold butter, cubed
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 beaten eggs
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 diced leftover turkey slices
1/4 cup crumbed bacon
1 tablespoon chopped chives

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment and set aside.

With a pastry cutter, combine the cold butter with the flour until mixture has pea sized bits of butter. Slowly add the buttermilk and eggs, and combine with a fork. Add the remaining ingredients until dough holds together - do not over stir.

Using your hands, form 8-10 biscuits, handling the dough gingerly and without overworking. Place on baking sheet and bake in the preheated oven for 15-17 minutes.