Cheddar Biscuits
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Recipe type: Miscellaneous
Serves: 12 biscuits
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon table salt
  • 3-4 oz. cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 cup buttermilk (cold)
  • 8 Tablespoons butter, melted and cooled, plus 2 tablespoons melted butter for brushing biscuits
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh parsley, minced
  1. Preheat the oven to 475 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Melt 1 stick of butter first and set aside to cool while you are mixing up the rest of the ingredients. (I usually put it in the refrigerator, but you can do that only if you work fast, or the butter will get too cold.)
  3. Whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar and salt in a large bowl until all the ingredients are evenly mixed.
  4. Add the grated cheese and mix it into the dry ingredients. You can use other cheese that you like instead of the Cheddar or in addition to the cheddar, such as Parmesan, Monterey Jack, Colby, etc.
  5. Pour the COLD buttermilk into a medium bowl. Pour in the cooled, melted butter into the cold buttermilk and mix it together with a whisk or a fork. As soon as the melted butter hits the cold buttermilk, the butter will begin to look curdled. This will give you little clumps of butter that will be mixed in throughout the biscuit batter.
  6. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients. Pour in the buttermilk mixture and mix the batter quickly and gently, just until the batter is moistened and comes together. If there are streaks of flour still in the batter that is ok. Don't over mix the batter.
  7. Spray a ¼ cup measuring cup with oil and use it to scoop up and portion out the batter. The biscuits will slide right out onto the prepared baking sheet.
  8. Bake the biscuits in the preheated oven for 12-14 minutes.
  9. While the biscuits are baking, melt the remaining 2 Tablespoons of butter. Add the garlic and the minced parsley to the butter.
  10. When the biscuits are baked, brush the biscuits with the garlic-parsley butter.
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