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Zucchini Cheddar Biscuits

A basket of freshly baked Zucchini Cheddar Biscuits

 These Zucchini Cheddar Biscuits are a perfect biscuit to serve alongside soups and stews!  Full of cheesy cheddar flavour!

There’s something about late summer that makes me want to get into the kitchen and bake.  I find my countertops full of all kinds of summer produce, just waiting to be baked into something delicious.  So when I received this month’s Canadian Cheese of the month, I knew I had to use it with some of this summer’s harvest!

Zucchini Cheddar Biscuits

Avonlea Clothbound Cheddar Cheese

This month, through my partnership with Dairy Farmers of Canada, I received Avonlea Clothbound Cheddar Cheese.  This cheddar cheese is made by Cows Creamery in Prince Edward Island, where the salt air and iron-rich red soil adds to the flavour of their butter and cheeses!  This is a really flavourful, sharp cheese…perfect for baking, and on its own with a glass of red wine.  True story.

Zucchini Cheddar Biscuits

But as soon as I unwrapped this cheddar I pictured it baked into some delicious and tender cheesy biscuits, but with a twist. Since I have more zucchini than I know what to do with, I decided to grate some of it into these biscuits.  Zucchini Cheddar Biscuits were born!

Zucchini Cheddar Biscuits

Biscuits are the best!

Biscuits are so easy to make, and I find them so satisfying to create. Instead of using a pastry cutter, I like to get my hands right into the mixture to massage all the ingredients together.  I always used to use a pastry cutter to combine ingredients for pastries and biscuits, until I watched Elizabeth Baird at Christmas in November.  She got right into her ingredients and massaged away.  I swore I would never use a pastry cutter ever again after I saw that.  And I love the results…my pastries and biscuits always turn out so tender!

Zucchini Cheddar Biscuits

Biscuits are the best served warm with homemade soups and stews.  They add such a nice contrast to warm and cozy meals, and they’re amazing for dipping!

Zucchini Cheddar Biscuits

In just 40 minutes you can have fresh, homemade biscuits on your table. Yum.

A basket of freshly baked Zucchini Cheddar Biscuits

Zucchini Cheddar Biscuits

These Zucchini Cheddar Biscuits are a perfect biscuit to serve alongside soups and stews! Full of cheesy cheddar flavour!
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 12 biscuits
Author: Jo-Anna Rooney

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup shredded zucchini
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 6 tbsp chilled butter cut into pieces
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tbsp chopped green onion
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.

Preparing the zucchini:

  • In a bowl mix together the zucchini and 1/4 tsp salt. Set aside. Let rest for about 15 minutes. After this time, squeeze the moisture out of the zucchini. I put mine in a colander and pressed down with paper towel.

Preparing the biscuits:

  • Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda.
  • Using a pastry cutter, cut in the chilled butter, until it looks like coarse meal, with some pea sized butter pieces remaining.
  • Stir in the shredded cheddar cheese.
  • Then stir in the squeezed out zucchini.
  • Slowly add the buttermilk, and mix using a fork, but don't over mix.
  • Then turn the dough out onto a floured surface, and knead into a ball. It is supposed to be lumpy - that's what makes them so buttery and crumbly!
  • Then flatten the ball into a square disc shape, about 1 inch thick.
  • Using a pizza cutter, cut the dough square into 12 pieces.
  • Bake for 20 minutes.
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Zucchini Cheddar Biscuits

About Avonlea Clothbound Cheddar Cheese:

  • Type:  Firm, rich full bodied flavour cheddar cheese
  • Tasting Notes: Complex flavours with the aroma of fruit and toasted nuts, with a tangy bite at the end.
  • Location:  Prince Edward Island
  • Awards:  Highly awarded cheese, receiving many accolades since 2008

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Visit Dairy Farmers of Canada for delicious recipes using cheese!

Have a delicious day!

Disclosure:  This post was sponsored by Dairy Farmers of Canada.  I will be working with Dairy Farmers of Canada over the next year to bring you some delicious recipe ideas that I have created!  This recipe, all pictures and words are my own.  I love cheese. ?

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4 Comments

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    Peppers & Pennies
    August 24, 2017 at 6:54 AM

    Yes to finding creative ways to use up all the zuchinni! I think I have had something with zuchinni in it every day for almost three weeks since it is dirt cheap! These biscuits look divine and that cheese is so tasty, I honestly can say it’s been my favourite so far!

  • Reply
    Randa
    August 24, 2017 at 9:55 AM

    Now this is my kind of way to eat zucchini: with bread and cheese! YUM!

  • Reply
    Kyla
    August 24, 2017 at 10:45 AM

    I love cooking with zuch’s, so moist. It is also amazing what a nice cheese can do to a recip, eh.

  • Reply
    Ivory
    August 27, 2017 at 7:51 PM

    That’s it, you have done it now, I am going to have a happy family tomorrow with these yummy looking dishes. We will have these on the table for sure. Thank you, thank you, thank you

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