Simple Pleasures Made Simply Delicious: Buttermilk Cheddar Biscuits
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Buttermilk Cheddar Biscuits
2½ cups self-rising flour (I recommend Martha White if it’s available)
1 stick very cold butter, cubed
1 cup buttermilk
1½ cups shredded Colby Jack or Cheddar cheese
¼ cup melted butter
finely chopped fresh thyme and rosemary (dried will work too)
Preheat oven to 475 degrees.
Place flour in large mixing bowl. Add cubes of butter and use pastry cutter, two knives, or your clean fingers to combine the butter and flour until the mixture forms small pearls and is fully incorporated. Make a well in the center of the flour/butter mixture, and add buttermilk. Fold together until dough is sticky. Add cheese and fold until thoroughly combined.
Flour surface and roll dough to ½ -¾ inch thickness and use biscuit cutter to cut biscuits. Place on parchment lined cookie or baking sheet, sides nearly touching. Brush each biscuit with butter and sprinkle thyme and rosemary on each.
Bake in 475 degree oven for 10-15 minutes, until biscuits have risen and are a slightly golden brown. Serve with butter.