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Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins
Squat little biscuits but none the less delicious. Serve these for breakfast or anytime you want some comfort. From Ina Garten
- 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more as needed
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 12 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, diced
- 1⁄2 cup cold buttermilk, shaken
- 1 cold extra-large egg
- 1 cup grated extra-sharp cheddar cheese
- 1 egg, beaten with
- 1 tablespoon water or 1 milk
- maldon sea salt (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
- Place 2 cups of flour, the baking powder, and salt in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. With the mixer on low, add the butter and mix until the butter is the size of peas.
- Combine the buttermilk and egg in a small measuring cup and beat lightly with a fork. With the mixer still on low, quickly add the buttermilk mixture to the flour mixture and mix only until moistened. In a small bowl, mix the Cheddar with small handful of flour and, with the mixer still on low, add the cheese to the dough. Mix only until roughly combined.
- Dump out onto a well-floured board and knead lightly about 6 times. Roll the dough out to a rectangle 10 by 5 inches. With a sharp, floured knife, cut the dough lengthwise in half and then across in quarters, making 8 rough rectangles. Transfer to a sheet pan lined with parchment paper. Brush the tops with the egg wash, sprinkle with salt, if using, and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until the tops are browned and the biscuits are cooked through. Serve hot or warm.
These are very delicious and easy to make. Baking isn't my thing, so I'd never tried to make scratch biscuits before. The instructions were clear and easy to follow, and these came out soft and flaky and crunchy and flavorful. I added rosemary and used most of the dough as chicken pot pie crusts, but I did make 4 biscuits with the leftover dough.
Wow, are these ever good! I scoop these right out of the bowl as opposed to rolling them out and they come out crunchy on the outside and light and flaky on the inside. Be sure to use Kosher salt, or adjust the salt amount down if you use table salt. I have added a bit of garlic powder as well with good results. Also, I don't salt the tops, and I use an extra sharp Tillamook Cheddar. These are freezer friendly, I double the recipe, get them ready for baking and freeze. Then pull out as many as you need and bake from frozen, same recipe timing. Yummm! Thanks for posting, cookiedog.