Cheese Biscuits

This recipe for biscuits is my favourite.  I found it accidentally on one of my favourite food blogs:  Joy the Baker.  I’ve adapted them in a bunch of different ways.  I made them with a sharp aged cheddar one morning for brunch.  They are light and buttery, and the ones where the cheese oozed out onto the pan and crisped a little were my favourite.

Cheese Biscuits | www.purplehousecafe.com

Cheese biscuits | www.purplehousecafe.com

Cheese Biscuits | www.purplehousecafe.com

Cheese Biscuits
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Ingredients
  1. 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  2. 1 tablespoon baking powder
  3. 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  4. 1 teaspoon salt
  5. 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  6. 1/2 to 1 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper (depending on how spicy you like your biscuits)
  7. 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, cold and cut into cubes
  8. 1 large egg
  9. 3/4 cup buttermilk, cold (if you don't have buttermilk, use just a little less than 3/4 cup of regular milk and squeeze the juice of one lemon into it & whisk)
  10. Cheddar cheese, cubed; amount to your preference
Instructions
  1. Whisk together the dry ingredients in a medium bowl. Add the butter and use your fingers to incorporate it into the dry ingredients, just until the butter is about pebble-sized (don't overwork the dough!).
  2. Now add the buttermilk to the mixture and use a fork to combine into a shaggy dough. Finally, throw in the cheese cubes.
  3. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured countertop and knead briefly until all the ingredients are incorporated. Shape the dough into a 1 1/2" thick disc and use a cookie cutter or drinking glass to cut out circular biscuit shapes. Gather up the scraps and re-form, cutting biscuits until no dough remains.
  4. Place your biscuits on a greased cookie sheet and refrigerate until ready to bake (just a little bit of refrigeration can make a big difference...it's good to cool the butter again after you've worked it with your hands).
  5. Bake at 350F until the tops of the biscuits are golden (and the cheese starts to ooze ;o)
  6. Enjoy!
Adapted from Adapted from Joy the Baker
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2 comments on “Cheese Biscuits

    • Thanks! I hope you enjoy them! They are sooo tasty, especially spread with butter!

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