White Cheddar Biscuits

I have about a million and one recipes that I have jotted down or clipped from magazines in order to find that elusive perfect cheddar biscuit. After moving here, I began to realize that cheeses are not created equal as well as many other foods, but those are a story for another time. Long story short, I think I have finally found the PERFECT CHEDDAR BISCUIT!

These are divine, no really divine with Sausage gravy for brunch.

2 1/2 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
5 tablespoons butter, diced into small cubes
1/4 cup Crisco
1 1/4 cu buttermilk
2/3 cup Extra Sharp White Cheddar Cheese, grated (a recent local find)
  • Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees.
  • In a large bowl sift together the flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder.
  • In a food processor pulse together the dry ingredients, butter and Crisco until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Return to large bowl and stir in cheese.
  • Make a well in the center and pour in the buttermilk.
  • Stir together* until just combined.
  • On a slightly floured surface knead dough 6 or so times until dough is smooth and holds together well.
  • Pat down into large square 12x12 inches.
  • With a floured knife cut into 16 squares.
  • Arrange biscuits on an LIGHTLY greased cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden.
  • Cool on wire rack.
*Spray your utensil with PURE so your dough doesn't stick to it.

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