Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Cheddar Biscuits

These biscuits are a New England favorite.  I first tried them a few years ago when I lived in Connecticut, and they are a childhood favorite of my husband's.  They are easy to make, light, fluffy, and have a good cheese flavor.  They go well alongside many foods, and are easy to throw together when you want a quick homemeade bread to serve.  Makes 1 dozen. 

Special equipment required:  pastry blender.  If you don't have one, I recommend it as an affordable investment.  It costs only around $10, and will come in handy for many baking projects.


1 and 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 Tbs. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
4 Tbs. butter (1/2 stick), cut into pieces
1 cup milk
1/2 cup shressed sharp cheddar


Preheat oven to 450.  Mix together flour, baking powder and salt in a mixing bowl.  Add butter. 

Cut butter into flour mixture with a pastry blender until the mixture resebbles small peas.  Dig out a small 'well' in the center of the mixture, and add milk all at one time. 

Stir together until the mixture becomes doughy.  Stir in cheese until evenly distributed. 

Drop in large spoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet.  Bake for 12 to 14 minutes, or until slightly brown around the edges.  Let cool for 5-10 minutes, then remove from sheet and serve.  Store leftovers in the fridge.

Shown here with vegetable soup.

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