A Word From The Cook
“This cheddar cheese recipe is so easy and simple to follow. Serve these cheesy biscuits warm or at room temperature. Mix and match with your favorite herbs and cheese for melt in your mouth goodnesss.”
- 1 3/4 Cup flour plus some for rolling and dusting
- 1 Tablespoon sugar
- 2 1/4 Teaspoon baking powder
- 3/4 Teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 Teaspoon baking soda
- 8 Tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter (very cold) - I like to put my butter in the freezer for about 30 minutes.
- 3/4 Cup very cold buttermilk
- 2 Cups grated cheddar cheese
- 1/4 Cup chopped chives
- Note: Feel free to try different cheese and herb combinations to suit your taste.
- Step 1 – Combine Dry Ingredients
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
- Combine dry ingredients in a medium sized mixing bowl, and whisk to combine.
- Step 2 – Prepare Dough
- Cut butter into pea size bits and sprinkle butter over dry ingredients. Toss with your hands gently.
- While you toss, use your fingers to further separate the butter pieces from each other. Make sure they are each fully coated with flour mixture.
- Add buttermilk slowly, using a wooden spoon to mix wet and dry ingredients together, forming the beginnings of a dough ball as you go.
- Turn out dough onto a clean, lightly floured surface. Lightly sprinkle top of dough with flour.
- Step 3 – Roll, Cut & Bake
- Shape the dough into a rectangle, and fold dough over itself one time.
- Sprinkle 1/3 of the cheese and chives on top of dough, and fold dough over itself again. Repeat until cheddar and cheese are used up.
- Roll out with a rolling pin to 3/4 inch dough thickness.
- Cut biscuits using a round biscuit cutter (or using a sharp chef's knife, cut into scone style triangles.)
- Gather scraps and roll again, no more than two more times though, or you risk dough toughness.
- Place biscuits onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
- Bake for a total of 13-15 minutes, or until golden brown on tops and bottoms (turn baking sheet 180 degrees half way through baking time).
- Transfer immediately to cooling rack.
- Serve warm or at room temperature. (Biscuits can also be frozen in a ziplock bag for future enjoyment!)