Cheddar and Black Pepper Biscuits

READY IN: 1hr 10mins
Recipe by ratherbeswimmin

In 'The King Arthur Flour Baker's Companion

Top Review by Scoutie

First review that has gone thru since Zaar switched to, hope it gets thru. LOL These were very tasty, I cut the recipe in half, but am now thinking that maybe they would freeze ok? I did add a bit of garlic powder as well. We gobbled these right up! Thanks for posting rather.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a big bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar.
  2. Cut in butter and cheese, using pastry blender.
  3. Stir in pepper; refrigerate dough for 30 minutes; meanwhile preheat oven to 400°.
  4. Gently stir buttermilk into chilled dough; gather the mixture into a ball with your hands, and on a well-floured surface, roll or pat the dough into a 12 x 8 inch rectangle, approximately 3/4 inch thick.
  5. Grease a baking sheet; using a large spatula, or a couple of spatulas, transfer the dough to the baking sheet.
  6. Use a dough scraper, baker's bench knife, or a knife to cut dough into 1 1/2 inch squares.
  7. Separate the squares slightly on the baking sheet.
  8. Brush each square with a little buttermilk.
  9. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until they are very lightly browned.

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