Friday, October 23, 2009

Art Smith's Goat Cheese Drop Biscuits

My friend Carli recently treated me to dinner at Art Smith's Chicago restaurant Table 52. We were able to secure seats at the 5-seat bar which overlooks the wood-fired oven. One of the many highlights of our meal were the goat cheese biscuits served to all guests in lieu of the traditional bread basket. We observed the line cook make a number of cast iron pans full of biscuits as we raved about how delicious they were. Upon returning home from Chicago, I immediately searched for a recipe, and thankfully, it wasn't hard to find. You must make these.

  • 2 cups King Arthur self-rising flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 tbsp cold butter (2 oz)
  • 4 tbsp goat cheese (2 oz)
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • butter to grease pan and top biscuits

  1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F. Place one 10 inch cast iron pan into the oven while it is preheating. Place flour and salt into a medium sized bowl. Cut in the butter and goat cheese. Make a well in the middle of the ingredients and pour in the milk. Stir until the mix is moistened, adding an extra tablespoon of milk if needed.
  2. Remove the hot skillet from the oven and place a tablespoon of butter into it. When the butter has melted, drop 1/4 cupfuls of batter into the pan, (use a muffin scoop to drop the batter if you have one). Brush the tops of the biscuits with melted butter. Bake from 14-16 minutes until browned on the top and bottom. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with the grated cheese. Enjoy warm!

Tim's Rating: 9.5/10 "They don't even taste goat-y." (He thinks he doesn't like goat cheese.)
Liz's Rating: 10/10


Anonymous said...

These look amazing. I need to make these ASAP.

Anonymous said...

These look great! Will definitely be trying them. I love sitting where you can see the kitchen up close in restaurants. It's always fun!

Cafe Cyan said...

Mmmm...they sound so good!

elly said...

Yum! Definitely trying these. Glad you enjoyed table fifty-two!

HaveShoesWillTravel said...

These look delicious. And this is another restaurant I have to add to my list.

Swank said...

Me want!!
They look awesome.

weezermonkey said...

Oh. Em. Gee.

Why do we not have Eat Through Your Screen capability yet?

Anonymous said...

These looks delicious.

Jen_from_NJ said...

Thanks for sharing this recipe. I love goat cheese!

Insomniac said...

50 billion thumbs up.

10yearstogether said...

Oh my God. I love goat cheese, and I love biscuits. These look delicious.

Anonymous said...

Mmm I love goat cheese. And drop biscuits. So this is a win-win for me :)

Insomniac said...

I had to come back and read this entry because I loved it so much. lol

JulieB said...

These look amazing! In my to-try recipe box now.

There's a video of Art Smith cooking up jambalaya with Jaclyn Smith here:

Courtney said...

I made these last week and blogged about them today. Thanks for sharing such a fantastic recipe! I absolutely loved these!

kamagra said...

Another great recipe, I love almost anything with cheese in it, specially with cheese that can be melted.