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.