Cheddar Biscuits

Biscuits, biscuits and more biscuits…. We both love biscuits and we make then quite often. Sometimes because they are the best choice for the food served and other times, because we have forgotten to by/bake some bread and don’t have the time to wait for the dough to  raise.

You can add all kind of things to your biscuits. Leaving out the cheddar cheese from this recipe, and you will get some plain and simple (but incredible delicious) Southern biscuits or you can add chilies, thyme or something else of your choice. In time we will make a whole range of different biscuits with the same basic recipe, and you are welcome to come with suggestions 🙂

 

Ingredients (12 biscuits)

2 1/2 cups + 2 tbsp. flour

2 1/2 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. salt

1 tbsp. granulated sugar

1/2 cup cold butter, cut into small pieces

3/4 cup milk

3 large eggs

1/2 cup mild cheddar cheese, shredded

1/2 cup aged cheddar cheese, shredded

In a large mixing bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Cut the butter into the dry ingredients and whisk until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add shredded cheddar and whisk again.

Beat 2 of the eggs slightly and add to the mixture together with milk. Knead until just combined and it has a sticky and moist texture.

Place the dough on a slightly floured surface. Knead until smooth.

Roll out the dough to about 1/2 inch thickness. Fold the dough halfway over and roll again. Do this 4-5 times. Be careful not to roll all the air out of the dough. Cut the biscuits with a 2 1/2 inch cookie cutter.

Place the biscuits close together on a piece of baking paper. Beat the last egg slightly and brush the top of the biscuits.

Bake at 400F for about 18-20 minutes or until the tops are golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean.

Let cool for a few minutes before serving. These were served with baby back ribs and wasabi coleslaw, but you can serve them with all sorts of meat or even as a breakfast bun 🙂

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Bon Appétit!

Ingredients (12 biscuits)

312 g flour

2 1/2 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. salt

1 tbsp. granulated sugar

113 g cold butter, cut into small pieces

1.8 dl milk

3 large eggs

1.25 dl mild cheddar cheese, shredded

1.25 dl aged cheddar cheese, shredded

 

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