Ham and Sharp Cheddar Biscuits

"Yummy biscuits that are good for snack time or anytime."
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  • Preheat oven to 500°F
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Combine onion and butter in a skillet over medium-low heat and cook until tender but not browned, about 5 minutes; cool.
  • In a bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda; add butter and mix with your fingers until mealy in texture. Add the onions, buttermilk, ham and cheese, stirring in with a spatula until just incorporated, but it still should be a bit loose.
  • Scoop out the batter with a large spoon to form 12 biscuits and lightly shape them with floured hands.
  • Arrange close together on the baking sheet for soft biscuits, or spread them apart for crisper biscuits.
  • Brush with hot melted butter.
  • Bake 5 minutes then reduce temperature to 450F and bake a further 15 minutes or until deep golden brown.
  • Cool in pan for several minutes then invert onto kitchen towel.
  • Turn right side up and serve hot.

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  1. pumpkinpok
    Made double the batch came out wonderful. Add 12 tbsp of butter with flour just so no one would want to butter them. Didn't brush with butter
  2. CookingCarol0325
    Just baked these and...Wow! The only problem I have with these biscuits is staying away from them! I did want to share that I used Hudson Cream self-rising flour, omitting the baking soda and salt but using the full amount of baking powder. I baked them in a 10" cast iron skillet that I preheated in the 500 degree oven with about 2 T of bacon grease. I added 1/2 t of onion powder and 1 t of snipped chives, as well as the onions. I added the ham, cheddar, and gourmet buttermilk. I turned the temp down to 450 as soon as I put the pan in the oven and baked for 25 minutes. I will make these for a special weekend breakfast with eggs or to accompany some homemade tomato or split pea soup. Simply delicious!
  3. tntns
    Excellent !! Reminds me of a ham and cheese biscuit my husband & I use to buy from a little coffee shop in B.C. and I've been forever looking for a recipe as good as and YES! I think this is it !! <br/> But very important I think to use parchment paper - I made these using a mini loaf pan - perfect size for heading out the door with in the morning! Only issue is where, and I think it's because the oven is so hot for cooking, is that my mini loaf pan's teflon melted a bit and I ended up scrapping the little pieces off the biscuit so parchment is a definite must !<br/> Will totally add this to my list of items to keep on hand for company and for busy mornings ! Thank you for this recipe!
  4. Dienia B.
    really good biscuits cakepops on parade
  5. Karen Elizabeth
    Made these on a weeknight which is not generally baking time for me, easily prepared and beautiful results, plus they taste fabulous!!!! I made them using a muffin tray, I did spray the tray beforehand and they turned out cleanly, I was very pleased with the results! To add a touch of the out of the ordinary, yes, we enjoyed a slice of onion with these savoury biscuits. :) Very yum, thank you Annacia, this recipe was made for International Agents of QUEST, Would You Like a Slice of Onion with That? Challenge. And yes, I would most certainly like a slice of onion with that :)


  1. katew
    I made this as one loaf. I would call these scones as I am Australian and so I made one scone loaf. I used snipped chives instead of onion and it was fabulous.The loaf was quite moist and delicious served with soup. As it was just like one big "biscuit' I had to extend cooking time to about 25 minutes.
  2. thepurpleturtle
    I doubled the amount of cheese and ham, using 1 cup of each, I chopped the cheese into small cubes instead of shredded and they turned out awesome that way! I was actually going to make my recipe for ham and cheddar muffins but then I realized that I didn't have any eggs so I used this recipe for biscuits instead. I baked mine at 400 for 15 minutes and they turned out beautiful :)
  3. rsarahl
    We enjoyed these tasty biscuits with dinner and would make them again. I subbed minced shallots for the onions because that's what I had on hand. For our tastes I will add minced rosemary or basil next time for a little extra flavor.



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