PEPPERY WHITE CHEDDAR BISCUITS

Ellen Bales

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My favorite kind of biscuits--no yeast involved! Love the combination of cheddar and all that pepper, and so easy to make!
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Serves:

Makes 18

Prep:

25 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

4 c
all purpose flour
2 Tbsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
salt
1/2 c
shortening
1/4 c
butter
1 1/2 c
finely crumbled or shredded sharp white cheddar cheese (6 oz.)
2 to 3 tsp
coarsely ground black pepper
1 1/2 c
milk
1
egg
1 tsp
water

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a large bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in shortening and butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add cheese and pepper; mix well. Make a well in center of the mixture and add milk all at once; stir until just moistened.
2
Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead by folding and gently pressing dough for 10 to 12 strokes or until almost smooth. Divide dough in half. Roll or pat each half into a 6-inch square. Using a sharp knife, cut dough into 2-inch squares.
3
In a small bowl, whisk together egg and the water; brush onto tops of biscuits. Place on a large greased baking sheet.
4
Bake in a preheated 400-degree oven for 13 to 15 minutes or until golden. Transfer to a wire rack. Serve while warm.
5
NOTE: To make these ahead, prepare as directed and cool completely. Place biscuits in a freezer container or freezer bag and seal, label, and freeze for up to 3 months. When ready to serve, wrap biscuits in foil and bake for 20 to 25 minutes in a 300-degree oven.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Biscuits
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy