When I know times are gonna get hectic, like this past week, I try to get a jump on a few things for the family. I like to have several homemade dishes that the boys can pop in the toaster or microwave plus be time savers. I made a batch of these biscuits and they were just what we needed for an easy breakfast. They are really yummy toasted and when you add an egg with a little sausage or bacon...you are out the door in no time!
Cheddar Cheese Biscuits
3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 cups buttermilk ( make your own with 1 3/4 scant cut of milk and 1 tablespoon plus 1/4 teaspoon vinegar)
2 tbsp baking powder
2½ tsp salt
Dash of cayanne pepper
9 tbsp butter - 1 stick plus 1 tbsp
2 cups grated cheddar cheese
1 large egg - beaten (for egg wash)
Cut cold butter into pieces and allow to soften on counter while mixing dry ingredients.
In a large bowl add flour, baking powder and salt, mix well.
Place the flour mixture in the bowl of stand mixer, add butter and grated cheese.
Using the paddle attachment mix until the butter forms into small peas.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Add the buttermilk to the mixer and continue mixing until dough comes together.
Turn dough onto a floured surface and kneading several times.
Roll out dough to 1/2 inch think.
Using a round cookie cutter or drinking glass, cut out biscuits.
Brush biscuits with the egg wash and bake in oven for about 20-25 minutes then let cool on a wire rack.