I truly had no ideas for Christmas breakfast, so I decided to crowd source suggestions on Facebook and see what my friends came up with. And what everyone came up with was really great, but my friend J won. She suggested this, and just, wow. Of course, I couldn’t make it exactly as written, because that’s like a physical impossibility for me, but also because biscuits *and* grits just seems a little redundant. So this is what I came up with instead, inspired by the original. It was so good that I made it again a week later.
And now that I’m writing it up, boy do I want to make it again…
Parmesan Biscuits with Fig Jam and Prosciutto
- 2 C flour
- 1/2 stick butter
- 1 Tbs baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- Pinch salt
- 1 3/4 C milk
- 1/2 Lemon
- 1 C grated Parmesan
- Fig Jam
Preheat oven to 450. Squeeze lemon into milk and stir gently. Set aside. This makes a little buttermilk for your biscuits.
In a large bowl cut butter into flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda using a pastry blender. When butter is incorporated, add milk slowly, and stir until combined. Add Parmesan and again stir to combine.
Turn your biscuit mix onto a floured work surface and roll to about 1″ thick. Cut into rounds using a biscuit cutter. Place on a sheet pan and bake for 8 – 10 minutes. Serve warm with jam and prosciutto.