Almost-Famous cheddar Biscuits

Almost-Famous cheddar Biscuits

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  • For the biscuits

  • cups flour

  • 1

    tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • teaspoons sugar

  • ¼

    teaspoon salt

  • 3

    tablespoons begetable shortening at room temperature

  • 4

    tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into ½ inch pieces

  • 6

    oz grated yellow cheddar cheese (about 1¼ cups)

  • ¾

    cup whole milk

  • For the garlic butter

  • 3

    tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 1

    clobe garlic, smashed

  • 1

    teaspoon chopped fresh parsley


Position a rack in the upper third of the oven and preheat to 425 degrees. Lightly mist a large baking sheet with cooking spray Make the biscuits: Pulse the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt in a food processor. Add the shortening and pulse until combined. Add the butter; pulse 4 or 5 times, or until the butter is in pea-size pieces. Add the cheese and pulse 2 or 3 times. Pour in the milk and pulse just unntil the mixture is moistened and forms a shaggy dough. Turn out onto a clean surface and gently knead until the dough comes together. Do not overwork the dough or the bisuits will be tough. Drop the dough onto the baking sheet in scant 1/4 cup portions, 2 inches apart, and bake until golden, 15 to 20 minutes. Meanwhile, make the garlic butter: Melt the butter with the garlic in a small saucepan over medium heat; cook for 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in parsley. Brush the biscuits with the garlic butter and serve warm.


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