Savory Baking – Cookbook Giveaway

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Savory Baking: Recipes for Breakfast, Dinner, and Everything in Between by Erin Jeanne McDowell offers a collection of savory bakes from French onion muffins to perfect crepes. Along with the base recipes are variations, Erin’s helpful tips to boost flavor (roasting garlic, crispy onions etc) as well as tutorials in understanding yeast, rise times and more including step-by-step technique photos that will have you creating dishes that will have your family and friends clamoring for more. Also included are the author’s favorite soup and salad recipes – you need something to dip those French onion muffins in (or maybe that is gilding the muffin?) or a salad to balance out a mushroom topped toast – this book has it all. Measurements are given in weight and volume. 

Flakiest cheese biscuits
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Makes 12 biscuits
Difficulty Medium

These were inspired by Hungarian pogácsa—a yeast-raised dough that goes through a quick lamination to create light, flaky layers. The tenderness is similar to that of an American-style buttermilk biscuit, with a lovely crisp exterior and a beautiful lightly yeasty, very cheesy flavor.

  • 600 g / 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 9 g / 1 tablespoon instant dry yeast
  • 12 g / 1 tablespoon granulated sugar (optional)
  • 3 g / 3/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 282 g / 10 ounces unsalted butter: 56 g / 2 ounces / 4 tablespoons cold butter, cut into 1/2-inch/ 1 cm cubes, and 226 g / 8 ounces butter at room temperature)
  • 454 g / 2 cups sour cream, plus more as needed
  • 200 g / 2 packed cups shredded cheese, such as cheddar, Gruyère, or Gouda
  • Egg Wash for finishing
  1. In a large bowl, whisk the flour, yeast, and salt to combine. Add 56 g / 2 ounces / 4 tablespoons of the butter and use your hands to break up the cubes, tossing until well coated with flour. Use your hands or a pastry cutter to cut the butter into the flour until it’s fully incorporated and the mixture looks like coarse meal. Make a well in the center of the flour and add the sour cream. Mix with your hands or a spatula until the dough comes together; it will look craggy, not smooth. If the dough appears dry, add cool water 15 g / 1 tablespoon at a time until it comes together.
  2. Turn the dough out, wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes (and up to overnight).
  3. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to a rectangle about 10 x 12 inches/ 25 x 30 cm and 1/2 inch/1 cm thick. Brush away excess flour with a pastry brush. Dot the remaining 226 g / 1/2 pound butter over the surface of the dough and gently spread into an even layer. Fold the dough into quarters.
  4. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  5. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough again to a rectangle about 10 x 12 inches/ 25 x 30 cm and 1/2 inch/1 cm thick. Sprinkle about one third of the cheese over the and fold the dough into quarters. Wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes to relax the dough.
  6. Repeat this process twice more, using the remaining cheese. Refrigerate the dough for at least 1 hour (and up to overnight.
  7. When ready to bake the biscuits, preheat the oven to 375°F/190°C with a rack in the center. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  8. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to a rectangle about 9 x 10 inches/23 to 25 cm and 3/4 inch/2 cm thick. Use a 3-inch /8 cm round cutter to cut out biscuits and transfer them to the prepared baking sheet, leaving at least 2 inches /5 cm between them and staggering the rows. The dough scraps can be pressed together and rerolled 1 or 2 more times to make more biscuits.
  9. Egg-wash the biscuits and bake until deeply golden brown, 30 to 34 minutes. Cool for at least 10 minutes before serving warm, or cool completely and serve at room temperature.

Make Ahead and Storage

These biscuits are best within the first 24 hours after baking. Store leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature. To rewarm, use the oven method described in Warming Pastries.

Excerpted from Savory Baking: Recipes for Breakfast, Dinner, and Everything in Between © 2022 by Erin Jeanne McDowell. Photography © 2022 by Mark Weinberg. Reproduced by permission of Harvest, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. All rights reserved.

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222 Comments

  • dataentrytard  on  November 7, 2022

    I would like to prepare the garlic butter with roast beef and cheese buns.

  • StaceyR  on  November 7, 2022

    I think I would make the spoon read first.

  • Tiffanybowen125  on  November 7, 2022

    Caramelized onion jam

  • mrsbellisario  on  November 7, 2022

    I would love to make the green eggs and ham for my kids.

  • minbody  on  November 7, 2022

    Those corn muffins with cheddar in the middle <3

  • oreganoca  on  November 7, 2022

    Spicy Zucchini Bread

  • sarahawker  on  November 7, 2022

    Bacon-and-eggs Dutch baby

  • stef  on  November 7, 2022

    Iced lemon almond scones

  • SaraMargaretMay  on  November 7, 2022

    I love a savory bread, so the spicy zucchini bread OR the ham and cheese quick bread look so good to me. Really looking forward to this book!

  • Kristjudy  on  November 7, 2022

    Garlic butter with roast beef and cheese buns

  • ravensfan  on  November 7, 2022

    Bacon jam

  • amaLA  on  November 7, 2022

    Roast Beef and Cheese Buns would be the first bake, for sure!

  • Delfina69  on  November 7, 2022

    French onion muffins

  • et12  on  November 7, 2022

    Fluffy cheese curd scones

  • GreenhouseCheryl  on  November 7, 2022

    Ham and cheese quickbread

  • miggsy  on  November 7, 2022

    Roasted pepper and cheese cornbread

  • riley  on  November 8, 2022

    Mortadella, peach and feta tart

  • renharvey  on  November 8, 2022

    Creamed leek scones

  • lean1  on  November 8, 2022

    Corn muffins

  • madelainebj  on  November 8, 2022

    Bacon jam

  • mph993  on  November 8, 2022

    Iced corn coffee cake

  • youngsvnnhrs  on  November 8, 2022

    Thanksgiving leftovers blintzes

  • tmcginty  on  November 8, 2022

    Cheese biscuits!

  • nvernon  on  November 8, 2022

    Creamed leek scones

  • rkosully  on  November 8, 2022

    I would first like to make the sweet corn spoonbread.

  • pepperfool  on  November 8, 2022

    I would make the Traditional cornbread (No Flour) first

  • rosyannposy  on  November 8, 2022

    Sundried tomato goat cheese monkey bread.

  • demomcook  on  November 8, 2022

    Smoked salmon breakfast buns

  • DarcyVaughn  on  November 8, 2022

    Corn muffins with cheese

  • hillsboroks  on  November 8, 2022

    I would love to make the Cobb Quiche.

  • jennyams  on  November 8, 2022

    Lorraine Muffins!! Yum yum.

  • Leonard5854  on  November 8, 2022

    Marinated olive and feta quickbread

  • JenjiD  on  November 8, 2022

    Roasted pepper and cheese cornbread

  • infotrop  on  November 9, 2022

    Sun-dried tomato, goat cheese, and walnut monkey bread

  • ChicagoJen  on  November 9, 2022

    Florentine muffins

  • sayeater  on  November 9, 2022

    This book has been on my wishlist since February 1st! I seriously want to make ALL the things, but I’ll pick this fun one to start: Caramelized onion, balsamic, and Parmesan monkey bread

  • Suzannie  on  November 9, 2022

    I can’t wait to eat the book 🙂

  • IvyManning  on  November 10, 2022

    Chili Cheese Pretzels!

  • steeno  on  November 10, 2022

    corn muffins with cheese center!

  • wildchild  on  November 10, 2022

    Ham and cheese quickbread

  • jay.moe  on  November 10, 2022

    Cinnamony caramely biscuit monkey bread

  • Franki  on  November 10, 2022

    Bacon jam

  • Beetqueen  on  November 10, 2022

    I would love to make the ice corn coffee cake

  • Shelley.b  on  November 10, 2022

    bacon jam

  • maria411  on  November 10, 2022

    corn muffins

  • SKidd  on  November 10, 2022

    Creamed leek scones.

  • oduong930  on  November 11, 2022

    Bacon-and-eggs Dutch baby

  • roxlet  on  November 11, 2022

    Corn muffins

  • virjeania  on  November 11, 2022

    Marinated olive and feta quickbread

  • Torontocook  on  November 11, 2022

    Almost anything. I am more inclined to savoury baking, even though I have MANY sweet baking books!

  • tamtamgold  on  November 11, 2022

    Iced lemon almond scones

  • Embry  on  November 11, 2022

    I would like to try the Western muffin first

  • hrk  on  November 11, 2022

    Garlic Parmesan pancakes with tomato jam

  • Ishie1013  on  November 11, 2022

    Caramelized onion, balsamic, and Parmesan monkey bread

  • reader1trees  on  November 11, 2022

    This book has been on my wishlist since Erin first mentioned it on her Bake It Up A Notch videos and just looking at the index has me drooling. If I have to choose I’ll make Sun-dried tomato, goat cheese, and walnut monkey bread or Deep-dish potpie with woven biscuit topping [mushroom potpie] first.

  • BMeyer  on  November 11, 2022

    garlic butter with roast beef and cheese bun

  • foodie16  on  November 11, 2022

    Cinnamon sugar pretzels

  • LauraMB  on  November 11, 2022

    I would start with a monkey bread

  • Ren23  on  November 11, 2022

    Creamed leek scones

  • LaurenE  on  November 11, 2022

    Caramelized onion jam

  • elysek  on  November 12, 2022

    Cheesy green chile spoonbread

  • KarenGlad  on  November 12, 2022

    One of the focaccia breads

  • Spud13  on  November 12, 2022

    Garlic-Parmesan drop biscuits

  • Cjennings  on  November 12, 2022

    French onion muffins

  • maryhodgeisme  on  November 12, 2022

    parker house rolls!

  • roseryan1972  on  November 13, 2022

    Bacon and eggs Dutch baby

  • chrisma232  on  November 13, 2022

    Fluffy cheese curd scones as these sound delicious and I love a good scone.

  • maci234  on  November 13, 2022

    Bacon-and-eggs Dutch baby

  • TashMa  on  November 13, 2022

    Iced lemon almond scones for sure!!

  • Plumbobmummy  on  November 13, 2022

    Sweet corn spoonbread

  • TheLongestCat  on  November 13, 2022

    I’d love to try making the honey butter! I got some from a small shop in west Wales a few weeks ago and my life has changed since my first taste 😋

  • CatsintheKitchen  on  November 13, 2022

    Perfect white bread

  • bookmark77  on  November 13, 2022

    Iced lemon almond scones

  • tinatwo1961  on  November 13, 2022

    Iced corn coffee cake looks delicous

  • SheenaBatey  on  November 13, 2022

    Ham and cheese quickbread

  • ejsmith  on  November 13, 2022

    Lorraine muffins sound rather tempting

  • mcrimmins  on  November 13, 2022

    Peace on Earth

  • mcrimmins  on  November 13, 2022

    Cheese bisquits

  • bookmark58  on  November 13, 2022

    Fluffy cheese curd scones

  • Beckyth  on  November 13, 2022

    Florentine muffins

  • TheCookbookCook  on  November 13, 2022

    Olive and feta quickbread

  • kmn4  on  November 14, 2022

    Shepherd’s potpie

  • bopper  on  November 14, 2022

    honey butter

  • Dendav  on  November 14, 2022

    Bacon jam

  • gudspud  on  November 14, 2022

    corn muffins

  • dogs  on  November 14, 2022

    French onion muffins

  • stbedeslibrary  on  November 15, 2022

    Would love this for our school library. Loads of pupils love cooking!

  • stbedeslibrary  on  November 15, 2022

    Too many answers as this would be going in our school library

  • prettypistol  on  November 15, 2022

    Roast Beef and Cheese Buns

  • kennethjohngilmour  on  November 15, 2022

    would like to try the Elote fritters found on page 69 first

  • LeahT50  on  November 15, 2022

    This book really appeals to me, I’m not a fan of sweet bakes, much prefer savoury.

  • jenlhawes  on  November 15, 2022

    Weeknight focaccia

  • agreaves19  on  November 15, 2022

    Spicy Zucchini Bread

  • Mariarosa  on  November 15, 2022

    Cheesy green chile spoonbread

  • hettar7  on  November 15, 2022

    cornbread. i still can’t make cornbread

  • jimmybearlondon  on  November 16, 2022

    Garlic-parmesan drop biscuits sound both nice and easy AND delicious!

  • Lora724  on  November 16, 2022

    Green eggs and ham biscuits

  • Emmormous  on  November 17, 2022

    Ham and cheese quickbread

  • cellenly  on  November 17, 2022

    Yeasted waffles

  • skichick  on  November 17, 2022

    Would love to try bacon and egg Dutch baby

  • aesop57  on  November 18, 2022

    Roasted pepper and cheese cornbread

  • sarahteertzah  on  November 18, 2022

    Sesame rugelach

  • Laura1  on  November 18, 2022

    Roasted pepper and cheese cornbread

  • caliwoo  on  November 18, 2022

    Iced almond scones

  • trudys_person  on  November 19, 2022

    Tamale pie-pie sounds interesting – not sure why the doubled name, but I’m sure the book will explain!

  • kellilee  on  November 19, 2022

    Cheese-stuffed corn muffins!

  • Elbyem  on  November 19, 2022

    Ham and cheese quickbread

  • emi10383  on  November 19, 2022

    French onion muffins

  • mpdeb98  on  November 20, 2022

    Spicy zucchini bread

  • lilmiztam22  on  November 20, 2022

    has to be bacon jam

  • paulbing  on  November 20, 2022

    Bacon Jam

  • Teriosityb  on  November 20, 2022

    Definitely the biscuits!

  • RSW  on  November 20, 2022

    Mushrooms and dumplings

  • hashi  on  November 20, 2022

    The smoked salmon breakfast buns sounds amazing. I’d make that!

  • pauline51  on  November 20, 2022

    Creamed leek scones sounds delicious

  • Rachaels21  on  November 21, 2022

    Spicy zucchini bread

  • Lilli_  on  November 22, 2022

    The Iced corn coffee cake sounds really interesting!

  • Lonion  on  November 22, 2022

    bacon jam

  • cdfagg  on  November 22, 2022

    I’m always checking out different cornbread recipes and variations…it looks like Erin has a dozen! Can’t wait to get started.

  • Moosegirl  on  November 22, 2022

    Cant wait to make those biscuits

  • Sfgordon  on  November 22, 2022

    Za’atar carrot scones!

  • InAHealthyKitchen  on  November 23, 2022

    Marinated Olive and Feta Quickbread

  • tbocly  on  November 23, 2022

    I would like to try the croissant breakfast pie

  • edyenicole  on  November 23, 2022

    caramelized onion jam!

  • maggz19671  on  November 23, 2022

    Caramelised onion jam

  • nancytownsend  on  November 24, 2022

    Sun-dried tomato, goat cheese, and walnut monkey bread

  • lucymajor94  on  November 24, 2022

    Caramelized onion jam

  • Sand9  on  November 26, 2022

    Savory scones x

  • ceejayen  on  November 26, 2022

    Corn muffins

  • teamkies  on  November 29, 2022

    Pizza bagels

  • Silvia.gil  on  November 29, 2022

    French onion muffins

  • dzm  on  November 30, 2022

    iced lemon almond scones

  • lindaeatsherbooks  on  December 2, 2022

    I would make the marinated olive and feta quickbread.

  • Jennifer7  on  December 2, 2022

    garlic butter with roast beef, yum

  • LoraWiley  on  December 2, 2022

    The Iced corn coffee cake sounds perfect for brunch.

  • dorottyax  on  December 2, 2022

    Definitely want to try making the cheese biscuits!

  • cljones  on  December 2, 2022

    I would try creamy mushroom spread

  • Aproporpoise  on  December 3, 2022

    Hominy and greens pie!

  • matag  on  December 4, 2022

    Lorraine muffins

  • AtOurTable  on  December 4, 2022

    Definitely the olive/feta quick bread

  • rennots  on  December 6, 2022

    Broccoli rabe, sausage and ricotta galette, would be the first to try, with many more to follow.

  • babiafi  on  December 8, 2022

    Bacon jam!

  • calguire  on  December 8, 2022

    Spicy chicken noodle soup

  • lsmedley  on  December 8, 2022

    I LOVE cornbread so I am excited to try all of the recipes as well as all the different jams!

  • Lesevans6  on  December 9, 2022

    Iced Lemon Almond Scones

  • LauraMB  on  December 9, 2022

    I love her pie book.

  • Dannausc  on  December 10, 2022

    Pine nut and salami quick bread

  • janv  on  December 10, 2022

    florentine muffins

  • banba1  on  December 11, 2022

    Bacon-and-eggs Dutch baby

  • Pamyoungvb  on  December 12, 2022

    All the quick breads look yummy but I think I would start with the Crispy kale skillet.

  • betsyradelow  on  December 13, 2022

    Flakiest cheese biscuits

  • kimwhite  on  December 14, 2022

    Green Eggs and Ham

  • RickPearson54  on  December 17, 2022

    bacon jam

  • JenjiRM  on  December 17, 2022

    Mama’s salmon sandwiches!

  • clairew137  on  December 18, 2022

    Caramelized onion jam

  • LEKcookbooks  on  December 19, 2022

    Everything looks amazing! I’d definitely want to try her twice-baked potato knishes

  • acecil  on  December 19, 2022

    green chili sausage gravy

  • GrooveHeart  on  December 21, 2022

    Chicken and Dumplings

  • Isis1981uk  on  December 22, 2022

    Cheese-stuffed corn muffins

  • Pizzacat13  on  December 22, 2022

    Savoury baking is my favourite kind of baking! I would love to try the caramelized onion pretzels.

  • kbennall  on  December 22, 2022

    Pine nut and salami quickbread oh my gahhhh

  • sheridarby  on  December 22, 2022

    Creamed leek scones

  • krnries  on  December 23, 2022

    The Roasted pepper and cheese cornbread sounds fabulous xx

  • petaljuice2  on  December 23, 2022

    I’d like to make Lorraine Muffins

  • DimensionAEB  on  December 23, 2022

    Roasted pepper and cheese cornbread

  • vdealmeida  on  December 23, 2022

    The cheese biscuits!

  • mummydinosaur  on  December 23, 2022

    Iced corn coffee cake

  • Rainman  on  December 23, 2022

    Bacon jam

  • ClaireHamilton  on  December 23, 2022

    Creamed leek scones

  • jrhymer  on  December 23, 2022

    Iced Lemon Almond Scones

  • Emmamaryd  on  December 23, 2022

    Ham and cheese quickbread

  • PatBarrett  on  December 23, 2022

    Roasted pepper and cheese cornbread

  • ickle0ne  on  December 23, 2022

    Roasted pepper and cheese cornbread

  • misty33  on  December 23, 2022

    Iced corn coffee cake, can’t resist a coffee cake

  • shaddai88  on  December 23, 2022

    Cheese biscuits!

  • orchidlady01  on  December 24, 2022

    Florentine muffins

  • zeeenie  on  December 24, 2022

    Lorraine muffins

  • mumliz  on  December 24, 2022

    Sweeter cornbread

  • SerenaYLee  on  December 24, 2022

    Cinnamony caramely biscuit monkey bread

  • e4b4  on  December 24, 2022

    I would love to make the Florentine muffins!

  • LeahT50  on  December 24, 2022

    Caramelised Onion Jam, perfect to pair with my favourite cheeses.

  • angiejackson  on  December 24, 2022

    Ham and cheese quickbread

  • angiemac18  on  December 24, 2022

    caramelised onion,balsamic and parmesan monkey bread

  • silversand  on  December 24, 2022

    Za’atar carrot scones

  • michelle666  on  December 29, 2022

    Bacon jam

  • Charlieemma  on  December 29, 2022

    Sundried tomato goat cheese monkey bread

  • sgreiff  on  December 30, 2022

    Weeknight focaccia

  • t.t  on  December 30, 2022

    Soft pretzels

  • hubbalance  on  December 30, 2022

    iced corn coffee cake

  • stulled  on  January 1, 2023

    baby baguettes

  • robyn297  on  January 1, 2023

    Caramelised onion jam

  • rbj281  on  January 3, 2023

    Marinated olive and feta quickbread sounds delicious!

  • anneblythecarrots  on  January 3, 2023

    Cornmeal Dumplings – to go in my beef stew or a chowder.

  • skvalentine  on  January 5, 2023

    So many of these recipes look amazing!! My family would love it if I tried the Parker House Rolls…

  • Embry  on  January 6, 2023

    I would cook the skillet cornbread

  • AnnMarko  on  January 6, 2023

    Manchego chess pie with quince cheese garnish 😌

  • Linda013  on  January 6, 2023

    Bacon jam!

  • Poppyjoey  on  January 6, 2023

    Zucchini and Potato Fritters

  • SusanAx  on  January 6, 2023

    The Gooey Cheese-Stuffed Monkey Bread is calling my name!!

  • Dari  on  January 6, 2023

    Smoked salmon breakfast buns

  • Joycesere  on  January 6, 2023

    scones!

  • dduvall  on  January 7, 2023

    Marinated olive and feta quickbread sounds exotically delicious!

  • SerenaYLee  on  January 7, 2023

    Scallion pancakes

  • portkey  on  January 7, 2023

    French onion muffins

  • znorman  on  January 7, 2023

    The buffalo blue cheese monkey bread sounds yummy.

  • chocoho  on  January 8, 2023

    Enchilada pie

  • thewoobdog  on  January 9, 2023

    Marinated olive and feta quickbread sounds delicious

  • Lora724  on  January 9, 2023

    I’d like to try the Spicy zucchini bread.

  • stephntran  on  January 13, 2023

    Green eggs and ham biscuits

  • tarae1204  on  January 13, 2023

    French onion muffins sound delicious!

  • Jammyegg  on  January 14, 2023

    Baby Baguettes

  • avonleajules  on  January 14, 2023

    bacon jam…yum!

  • Kellythesocialfoodie  on  January 15, 2023

    Corn muffins with cheese

  • Roofle  on  January 16, 2023

    Bacon jam!

  • debbiehb  on  January 16, 2023

    Ham and cheese quickbread

  • milly_matthews  on  January 17, 2023

    Cheese stuffed corn muffins sound delicious!

  • beckyboas  on  January 17, 2023

    Iced Lemon Almond Scones

  • Siegal  on  January 24, 2023

    Roasted pepper and cheese cornbread

  • paddlebro  on  January 24, 2023

    I would try the Skillet Cornbread first.

  • kalina813  on  January 26, 2023

    The savory dutch baby sounds lovely

  • Hurkadli_Kitchen  on  January 26, 2023

    Crispy kale skillet galette

  • Skorpyoh  on  January 26, 2023

    Jalapeño Cornmeal Waffles

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