Mid March, one of out Facebook fans asked us about adding Alton Brown to our list of Chefs and recipes. So Yuri, here’s our first recipe! We carefully choose all of the recipes that we prepare in our kitchens and this one was an unexpected surprise! This one just became my go-to recipe for biscuits.
Cheddar Cheese Biscuits
Adapted from Southern Biscuits by Alton Brown
Yield: 1 dozen
2 cups all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons shortening
1 cup chilled buttermilk
1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Using your fingertips, rub butter and shortening into dry ingredients until mixture looks like crumbs.
- Add the cheese and make sure that the cheese and the previous mix comes together.
- Make a well in the center and pour in the chilled buttermilk. Stir just until the dough comes together. The dough will be very sticky.
- Turn dough onto floured surface, dust top with flour and gently fold dough over on itself 5 or 6 times. Press into a 1-inch thick round. Cut out biscuits with a 2-inch cutter, being sure to push straight down through the dough. Place biscuits on baking sheet so that they just touch. Reform scrap dough, working it as little as possible and continue cutting.
- Bake until biscuits are tall and light gold on top, 15 to 20 minutes.
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