Buttermilk Cheddar Biscuits

These biscuits are light and cheesy.   Great for breakfast or a nice hot bowl of soup at dinner time.   First preheat oven to 400F degrees

2 cups flour
2  1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1/2  tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp salt
6 Tablespoons butter  (3/4 stick)
1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon buttermilk

Stir dry ingredients together and cut in butter and cheddar cheese with a pastry cutter till crumbly.  Add buttermilk and work gently together with hands.  Turn out on to floured surface.  Dust with flour only to prevent  dough sticking to hands or surface.   Make a small rectangle with hands  6 x 9.   Fold into thirds—left side into center and then right side over that.
Next roll out into long rectangle, keeping surface dusted with flour to prevent sticking.  About 4 1/2 inches by 15.  Using a pastry scraper or knife dipped in flour cut into small rectangles.

Bake for about 18 minutes or until just lightly browned on top.
I just love warm biscuits out of the oven…


Cheddar Cheese Biscuits

Cheddar Cheese Biscuits, This is an easy drop biscuit recipe, I am all for easy!

Cheddar Cheese Biscuits

2 cups all-purpose flour
3 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/3 cup butter, cold, cut into chunks
2 Tbsp canola or vegetable oil
1 heaping cup grated/shredded cheddar cheese
2/3 cup milk

For brushing on top:
3 Tbsp butter
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp dried parsley flakes or 1 Tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt and garlic powder.
  3. Add the cubed butter. Using a pastry cutter or a fork, cut butter into flour until it is coarse, pea-sized (doesn’t need to be fine).
  4. Add oil, grated cheddar cheese and the milk,  making sure to keep adding milk a bit at a time, just until the dough is moistened and you can no longer see any raw flour. Stir until well combined and holds together.
  5. Drop approximately 1/4 cup portions of the dough onto an un-greased cookie sheet or a Silpat using an ice cream scoop or large spoon.
  6. Bake for 15-17 minutes in a preheated oven at 400F.
  7. While biscuits are baking, melt 3 tablespoons butter is a small bowl with 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder and the parsley.
  8. When biscuits come out of the oven, use a brush to spread this garlic butter over the tops of all the biscuits. Do this a few times  and use up all of the butter. Serve warm.

I have found recipes in the past using a baking mix (ex. Bisquick) but I like to make things from scratch as much as possible. I like to know what is exactly in the food I am eating and serving my family. Serve warm and fresh from the oven, if that can’t be done you can always reheat in the oven and they still taste great.