Yummy Cheddar Yeast Biscuits

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Andy Anderson !

By
@ThePretentiousChef

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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Comments:
Serves:
several
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • PLAN/PREPARE

  • 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

How to Make Yummy Cheddar Yeast Biscuits

Step-by-Step

  1. PREP/PREPARE
  2. Gather and prep all your ingredients.
  3. Add the sugar to the warm water and mix.
  4. Add the yeast and allow it to proof for 5 minutes.
  5. Chef’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.
  6. Add the cheese, flour, cayenne, baking powder, baking soda, and salt to a food processor fitted with an S-blade.
  7. Give the mixture a few one-second pulses until the cheese in fully incorporated into the flour.
  8. Add 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.
  9. Add the flour mixture to a large bowl.
  10. Combine the yeast/water mixture with the buttermilk.
  11. Chef' Note: Add the liquid to the flour and gently mix until all the flour is moistened. You might not need all of the liquid.
  12. Place the dough on a lightly floured board, and kneed until just incorporated, about 1 minute.
  13. Place a rack in the middle position, and preheat the oven to 400f (205c).
  14. Gently pat the dough out to about a 1/2-inch thickness, and cut out the biscuits to about 2 inches in diameter.
  15. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  16. Bake for about 14 minutes, or until golden brown. Enjoy.
  17. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About Yummy Cheddar Yeast Biscuits

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



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