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Savory Cheddar Cheese Biscuits

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These tasty biscuits, ultra-tender thanks to the addition of both heavy cream and cheese, go together in a flash. Amazingly, they include just three ingredients: self-rising flour or baking mix, cream, and cheddar cheese. Once shaped, they can be baked immediately, or frozen for a later date. Easy, versatile, and delicious — that's a win, win, WIN!

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups King Arthur Unbleached Self-Rising Flour or All-Purpose Baking Mix
  • 4 ounces cheddar cheese, the sharper the better; we prefer Cabot extra-sharp
  • 1 cup heavy cream

Details

Adapted from kingarthurflour.com

Preparation

Step 1

1) Preheat your oven to 425°F, with a rack in the upper third.

2) To make the biscuits using a food processor: Cut the cheese into a few chunks. Place the cheese and flour into the work bowl of your food processor.

3) Process until the mixture is smooth; the cheese will be very finely chopped.

4) Add the cream, and pulse until the dough becomes cohesive. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured work surface.

5) To make the dough by hand: Grate or shred the cheese; you should have about 1 cup. Toss it together with the flour.

6) Add the cream, stirring to make a cohesive dough. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured work surface.

7) Pat the dough into a disc 3/4" to 1" thick; the thicker the disc, the taller the biscuits.

8) Use a 2" cutter (or the size of your choice) to cut rounds. Place the biscuits on an ungreased or parchment-lined baking sheet. Brush the tops of the biscuits with cream or milk, if desired; this will help brown their crust.

9) Bake the biscuits for 15 to 18 minutes, until they're golden brown. Remove them from the oven, and serve immediately.

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