Cheddar Biscuits

This recipe gives you biscuits from scratch but without the kneading, rolling, cutting and shaping. Did we mention they have a wonderful, fluffy texture?

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp coarse salt
  • pinch cayenne pepper
  • 6 tbsp cold unsalted butter, cut into small cubes
  • 6 ounces sharp white cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 1/3 cups buttermilk, well shaken
  • 3 tbsp chopped chives
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

  2. Place racks in upper and lower third positions.

  3. Line two baking sheets with parchment.

  4. In a food processor, pulse to combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, salt, and cayenne pepper.

  5. Add the cold butter cubes and pulse the mixture approximately 10 times until butter is incorporated and pea-sized lumps remain.

  6. Add the grated cheddar and pulse 2-3 times to distribute.

  7. Pour mixture into large bowl and add chives.

  8. Pour the buttermilk into the bowl and stir until the dough comes together.

  9. Using two spoons, drop 1/4 cup quantities of dough onto prepared baking sheets, roughly 12.

  10. Bake in the oven until golden brown, 12-14 minutes, rotating baking sheets once.

Recipe Notes

Serve with hot sauce, eggs, extra cheese or just enjoy them as a snack all on their own.

Inspired by and adapted from: Fifteen Spatulas

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