Saturday, April 4, 2015

Wild Garlic Chives and Ground Ivy Drop Biscuits

These two wild herbs go really well together.  Wild garlic chives taste like the onion chives that you get at the store only a bit stronger.  Ground ivy (a.k.a. Creeping Charlie), which is in the mint family, tastes like a cross between sage and rosemary.  Currently you will find them blooming with pretty purple/blue flowers. You can eat the flowers, too.  My husband actually prefers this herb over rosemary.  The biscuits are really easy to make and have a gourmet appeal with the attractive greens interspersed.  They are tender on the inside and crusty on the outside.  They are great with soups and stews!

Wild Garlic Chives and Ground Ivy Drop Biscuits


1/4 cup chopped garlic chives
3 T chopped ground ivy leaves and flowers
2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoon sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 eggs
3/4 cup milk
1 tablespoon lemon juice


Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Grease baking sheet. Cut greens.

Mix greens and dry ingredients together in a bowl.  In a separate bowl, mix wet ingredients together.

Add wet to dry ingredients.  Mix until just combined.  Do not over mix.

Run a spring release ice cream scoop under hot water for half a minute.  Shake off extra water.  Scoop dough into the ice cream scoop and release on baking sheet.  Repeat until all the dough is used.  It should make 8 - 9 large biscuits.

Bake 14 minutes until golden brown.

Serve with soup or stew.

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