Yummy Cheddar Yeast Biscuits

Andy Anderson !


I will admit that when I first saw a biscuit recipe that used yeast, I was a bit skeptical, but they really work. I added just enough cheddar to give them a taste of cheese; however, not so much as to overpower the biscuit.

You’re going to love these biscuits.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

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1/4 oz
active dry yeast
1/4 c
warm water, about 105f (40c)
4 c
flour, all-purpose variety
1 c
sharp cheddar cheese, grated
1 pinch
cayenne pepper
1 tsp
sugar, granulated variety
1 Tbsp
baking powder
1 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
salt, kosher variety
1/2 c
lard, cut into pieces
1/2 c
sweet butter, unsalted, cold and cut into pieces
1 1/2 c
fresh buttermilk


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2Gather and prep all your ingredients.

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3Add the sugar to the warm water and mix.

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4Add the yeast and allow it to proof for 5 minutes.

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5Chef’s Note: If after 5 minutes the top of the water should be nice and foamy. If it isn’t then your yeast is dead. Give it a proper burial, and buy more yeast.

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6Add the cheese, flour, cayenne, baking powder, baking soda, and salt to a food processor fitted with an S-blade.

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7Give the mixture a few one-second pulses until the cheese in fully incorporated into the flour.

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8Add the cold butter and the lard to the flour mixture, and give it a few one-second pulses, until you have small pea-size bits of butter and lard.

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9Add the flour mixture to a large bowl.

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10Combine the yeast/water mixture with the buttermilk.

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11Chef' Note: Add the liquid to the flour and gently mix until all the flour is moistened. You might not need all of the liquid.

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12Place the dough on a lightly floured board, and kneed until just incorporated, about 1 minute.

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13Place a rack in the middle position, and preheat the oven to 400f (205c).

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14Gently pat the dough out to about a 1/2-inch thickness, and cut out the biscuits to about 2 inches in diameter.

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15Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet.

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16Bake for about 14 minutes, or until golden brown. Enjoy.

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17Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Biscuits
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Southern
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian, Soy Free
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Heirloom