Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Cheddar Cheese Biscuits

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 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.
  • Store in airtight container.

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