EPISODE 3: AGRICULTURE

CHEDDAR AND APPLE BISCUITS

FILLING
1/3 to 2/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Pinch of salt
4 medium sized apples (a medium apple = about 1 cup)
2 tablespoons butter

Peel, core and dice apples. Try to keep the size of the dice even. Mix sugar, flour, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl. Stir in apples. Melt the butter in a large sauté pan over medium heat, add apples and cook until apples are soft and caramelized. Remove from heat and set aside.

BISCUITS
2 cups all-purpose flour, sift before measuring
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons butter
2/3 cup shredded McCadam sharp cheddar cheese
3/4 cup milk plus a little milk for brushing tops

Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt, cut in butter. Stir in shredded cheese, and milk. Mix together lightly with a fork, just until moistened. Turn dough out onto a floured surface and knead gently a few times, until smooth.
Roll out about 3/4-inch thick. Cut rounds and place on a greased and floured baking sheet. Press down center of biscuits with the back of a soup spoon, and fill with apple mixture. Brush tops with milk; bake at 400° 20 to 25 minutes, until browned.

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