Yield: Makes About 10 to 12 Biscuits
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, about 10 ounces (Spoon and Sweep Method)
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
- 1 scant teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 cup shredded pepper jack cheese, about 4 ounces
- 7 tablespoons chilled butter
- 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons buttermilk, about 7 ounces
- 1 tablespoon melted butter, for brushing on the tops of the baked biscuits
Combine the flour, baking powder, soda, salt, sugar, and cayenne pepper; stir with a whisk to blend thoroughly. Stir in the cheese and work the butter into the mixture with a pastry blender or fingers until the butter is well distributed and the mixture resembles crumbs. Stir in the buttermilk until ingredients are moistened.
Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead 3 or 4 times, just until a cohesive dough has formed.
Pat out into a circle about 1/2 inch thick. Cut out with 2-inch biscuit cutters. Arrange on the prepared baking sheet, leaving about an inch between biscuits.
Bake for 14 to 16 minutes, until nicely browned.
Brush with melted butter while they're hot.
Makes about 14 to 16 2-inch biscuits, or about 10 to 12 standard size biscuits.
To make basic cheese biscuits, omit the cayenne and use shredded Cheddar or a Cheddar Jack blend of cheeses.
Sweet Potato Biscuits
These delicious biscuits are made moist and delicious with mashed cooked sweet potatoes and a few complimentary spices. These are good with a ham dinner, or serve for breakfast with apple jelly or your favorite preserves. If you use canned sweet potato, rinse any excess syrup off before mashing.
Bacon Chive Biscuits
In this biscuit recipe, bits of bacon and snippped chives are added to the dough, making a great biscuit for breakfast, brunch, or special holiday meals. Or, use the biscuits to make sliders or small sandwiches.
This recipe for biscuits is quick and easy, because the heavy cream provides the fat. Top these basic biscuits with your favorite jelly or preserves, or split them and serve with sausage gravy or ham slices.
These quick and easy biscuits are made with baking mix, Cheddar cheese, and a butter and garlic mixture for brushing the tops.