Cheddar Biscuits

Feb 20, 2010Family Uncaged

Another great addition is 1/4 cup chopped chives and/or crumbled bacon.

2 cups all purpose flour, or bread flour
2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. sugar
1/4 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. dried dill
1/3 cup butter or margarine
1 cup loosely packed grated cheddar cheese
3/4 cup milk with 1 Tbs. white wine vinegar added ( makes mock buttermilk)

In a medium bowl, stir together first seven ingredients. Cut the butter into the flour mixture
until the mixture resembles fine crumbs. Add cheddar cheese and distribute evenly into the mixture. Add “buttermilk” to mixture and stir until a ball forms. Knead dough on a floured surface, only kneading ten times (or it will get tough.) With a floured rolling pin, roll the dough to a one inch thickness. Cut circles into the dough with a circular cookie cutter, until all dough is used. Place biscuits nearly touching on a buttered baking sheet. Bake in a preheated oven at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes until brown. Makes 12-15 biscuits.

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