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peppery white cheddar biscuits

Recipe by
Ellen Gwaltney Bales
Indianapolis, IN

My favorite kind of biscuits--no yeast involved! Love the combination of cheddar and all that pepper, and so easy to make! Recipe & Photo: BHG: Our Best Recipes

yield serving(s)
prep time 25 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For peppery white cheddar biscuits

  • 4 c
    all purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/4 c
  • 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
  • 1
  • 1 tsp

How To Make peppery white cheddar biscuits

  • 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.