Wednesday, March 17, 2010

cheddar buttermilk biscuits

normally, i don't really cook on sundays.

i know... for shame, for shame... sunday was always the "big meal" day when i was growing up.

but i do cook all week long, and at our house, sunday's the only day that dad's home aaaand it's a chill out sort of day for us. normally we have frozen pizza or leftovers or maybe on a whim i decide i want to cook. after seeing some biscuits posted on a blog i thought "hey, that looks good... i think i'll make bacon, egg & cheese biscuits on sunday!"


sadly, the sandwiches got wolfed down before a photo could be taken, but really, the star of the show is the biscuit. this here's the recipe i use:

buttermilk biscuits

2 1/2 c. flour
4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. fresh grated or restaurant style pepper
1/2 cup chilled butter
3/4 c. + 2 Tbs. (or a little bit more) buttermilk, or sour milk which is what i use (milk + vinegar= sour milk)
1 c. shredded sharp cheddar

combine dry ingredients. cut in butter with pastry blender. add cheese and stir into mixture. add buttermilk and mix with fork. on lightly floured surface, gently knead dough just a tad, enough to press it out with you hands without getting all gooey. (press it out, don't roll it...unless you want flat biscuits, then go ahead and roll that puppy out!) cut out biscuits & place on baking sheets, bake at 400 degrees for 10-12 mins. till light golden.

*i use this same recipe minus the cheese & pepper when i want plain 'ole biscuits.


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