Cheddar and Black Pepper Biscuits

READY IN: 1hr 10mins




  • In a big bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar.
  • Cut in butter and cheese, using pastry blender.
  • Stir in pepper; refrigerate dough for 30 minutes; meanwhile preheat oven to 400°.
  • 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.
  • Grease a baking sheet; using a large spatula, or a couple of spatulas, transfer the dough to the baking sheet.
  • Use a dough scraper, baker's bench knife, or a knife to cut dough into 1 1/2 inch squares.
  • Separate the squares slightly on the baking sheet.
  • Brush each square with a little buttermilk.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until they are very lightly browned.