When I know times are gonna get hectic, like this past week, I try to get a jump on a few things for the family. I like to have several homemade dishes that the boys can pop in the toaster or microwave plus be time savers. I made a batch of these biscuits and they were just what we needed for an easy breakfast. They are really yummy toasted and when you add an egg with a little sausage or bacon…you are out the door in no time!
These biscuits are perfect for an easy breakfast. They are really yummy toasted and when you add an egg with a little sausage or bacon…you are out the door in no time!
- 3 ½ cups all purpose flour
- 1 ½ cups buttermilk ( make your own with 1 ¾ cup of milk and 1 tablespoon plus ¼ teaspoon vinegar)
- 2 tablespoon baking powder
- 2½ teaspoon salt
- dash of cayanne pepper
- 9 tablespoon butter – 1 stick plus 1 tbsp
- 2 cups grated cheddar cheese
- 1 large egg – beaten (for egg wash)
- Cut cold butter into pieces and allow to soften on counter while mixing dry ingredients.
- In a large bowl add flour, baking powder and salt, mix well.
- Place the flour mixture in the bowl of stand mixer, add butter and grated cheese.
- Using the paddle attachment mix until the butter forms into small peas.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Add the buttermilk to the mixer and continue mixing until dough comes together.
- Turn dough onto a floured surface and kneading several times.
- Roll out dough to ½ inch think.
- Using a round cookie cutter or drinking glass, cut out biscuits.
- Brush biscuits with the egg wash and bake in oven for about 20-25 minutes then let cool on a wire rack.
- Store in airtight container.
How do you think these would be if prepared in advance, frozen and reheated for a weekend meal? Thank you!
Great question! You can absolutely prepare them in advance and freeze them. I would recommend freezing them individually wrapped in tinfoil and then put in an airtight container. You can reheat in a oven or toaster oven. I hope you enjoy the recipe, let me know how it goes!
What does 1 3/4 scant cut of milk mean?
Sorry for any confusion. The recipe card has been updated.
Not anything much better than a biscuit! ?
This makes only 8 biscuits?
Thanks Ad. It depends on what size cutter you are using. I used a larger biscuit ring to I only got 8 out of the dough. You can do whatever size you like.
Adeline W Smyth
Thank you so much. I normally use a 2 1/2″ biscuit cutter and get 12 biscuits out of a recipe using 2 cups flour, so using your recipe for Cheddar Biscuits will probably get at least 15 if not more biscuits. In the picture above, your biscuits do not look very large.
How do make a biscuit better? Put some cheese on it! You nailed it Girl!
Thanks Julia! Nothing beats a biscuit, that’s for sure.
I wish I could reach through the screen and grab one!
Girl, me too! Guess I better go make a batch.
Thanks for stopping by friend.