Cheddar Cheese Biscuits

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It’s been a while since I’ve made these biscuits, actually the last time they emerged from my oven I was still packing school lunches.

Recently I was reminded of these Cheddar Biscuits by one of the very children I packed lunches for so many years ago.  Interesting that I passed on the recipe and she baked them for the first time with the help of Holden her young son… the budding chef!

I understand not only did they fill the air with a most amazing fragrance, the kind  you can’t keep secret from the neighbours but they went over very well with the little chef himself!

Light, flaky  and cheesy…in a good way I mean.  These biscuits can make it to the table in just about half  an hour and that includes baking time.

Today, after so many years I baked them again, with a little help of my own!

Cheddar Cheese Biscuits

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 ½ teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
6 tablespoons cold, hard, unsalted butter
½ teaspoon salt
1 ½ cups grated or small cubed cheddar cheese
1 cup buttermilk or sour cream

  1. Grease a large baking pan or line with parchment paper.
  2. In a bowl stir together flour, salt, baking powder and soda.
  3. Using a pastry blender cut in butter until only small bits are visible.
  4. Add cheddar and toss until evenly distributed.
  5. Add buttermilk and stir until dough begins to form.
  6. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface, bring dough together then pat to ¾ inch thickness.
  7. Using a 1 ½ inch round cutter cut out biscuits, place 1 inch apart on baking sheet.
  8. Brush a little milk on the tops.
  9. Bake in a preheated 450 degree F. oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden.
    Cool on rack.

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Notes, Tips and Suggestions

  • Add 1 to 2 very thinly sliced green onions or ¼ cup finely chopped chives
    for variation.
  • After cutting out rounds, gather scraps, place them on top of each other and pat down again to ¾ inch thickness. Continue doing until all the dough is used up.

Wondering to whom those sweet little hands belong?

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Reagan… another little budding chef!

No idle hands on nonna’s watch...

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March 2009  Ethan and Ella

Kids in the kitchen, a great learning experience, wonderful memories and lots and lots of fun!

 

 

 

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