Saturday, September 14, 2013

Cheddar Chive Coconut Flour Biscuits

Look out! It's time for the honesty hour with Anna.

Grain free baking confession 1:
Coconut flour baked goods make me very sad and angry. I have developed an aversion to both coconut oil and sweet coconut flour treats from associating them with times of extreme illness and pain. This is very strange because I have been a coconut fanatic my whole life, so you would think that this couldn't happen to a person like myself. And now that I am recommitting myself to grain-free eating, I am truly up a creek with only an almond meal paddle, if I am taking away coconut flour. No!!!!!!

Since yesterday was my first day back to the grain-free grind after a glorious three weeks of gluten-free freedom, you can imagine my frustration as I stared at my delicious gluten-free waffles that have been my staple every morning. I screamed at them for containing harmful starches, angrily made my scrambled eggs, and resolved to find something grain-free to replace the waffles with. I don't have a waffle maker, so my next thought was: biscuits?? I went to a coconut flour recipe I have experimented with before but couldn't stomach the thought of these imitators posing as my Mama's southern biscuits with butter and honey gloriously slathered on top of them. So, I haphazardly threw in a heap of shredded raw milk cheddar and dried chives just to see if maybe, just maybe, these would be alright with a savory kick, hopefully covering up the nauseating coconut texture.

Lo, and behold, the result was a delightfully crunchy little cheddar biscuit that has a lovely finish thanks to the chives. Sweet relief! I'll take any success in life I can get right now. And this was no small victory! I'm all about the little things these days. In fact, I'm at the place where one day at a time is all I can handle. Isn't that how we should all live anyway? We aren't guaranteed tomorrow, so you might as well embrace today! Lord, give me strength for this moment (and every moment in today) and a lot of hope for tomorrow?!?!

Cheddar Chive Coconut Flour Biscuits
makes 10 small

1/3 cup coconut flour, sifted
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
5 tbs butter, room temperature
4 large eggs
heaping 1/2 cup grated cheddar
heaping tbs dried chives

- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees and combine dry ingredients first to incorporate. Whisk eggs in a separate bowl then add to the mixture along with other items until smooth. Line a baking sheet with parchment or a silpat and form ten little biscuits with your hands, flattening them a little bit to achieve a biscuit look. Don't worry! It won't be as messy as you think. Sprinkle with coarse salt and toss in the oven for 14-15 minutes or until they begin to brown. Store at room temperature for 3 days or stick in the freezer!

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