Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Cheddar Biscuits

A family favorite!

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoons cold unsalted butter
3/4 cup grated sharp white Cheddar cheese, kept cold until used
1 cup cold buttermilk

Preheat oven to 425. Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl. Cut butter into flour mixture until it resembled coarse cornmeal. Toss grated cheese into the dry ingredients. Stir in buttermilk to form soft dough. Turn dough out onto floured board and knead quickly 6-8 times. Pat dough to 3/4-inch thick and cut with 2-inch round cutter to form biscuits (use a drinking glass if you don't have a cutter). Be careful not to handle dough too much or it will be tough. Bake biscuits on an ungreased cookie sheet 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned and puffy. Serve warm.

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