Parmesan, Pepper & Lemon Biscuits

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READY IN: 30mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 450 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Whisk the flour with the sugar, baking powder, lemon zest, black pepper, and salt in a large bowl.
  • Cut butter into tablspoon size pieces. Rub in 2 tablespoons of the butter with your fingers until no visible pieces remain. Rub in the remaining 4 tablespoons of butter just until it is in even, pea-size pieces.
  • Scatter grated and diced cheese over the top and toss with a rubber spatula. Using a wooden spoon, stir in the milk to make a loose dough.
  • Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and pat into a rectangle about 1/2 inch thick. Fold dough into thirds, like a business letter, and pat lightly into an 8x5-inch rectangle - about 3/4 inch thick.
  • Using a 2-3 inch round biscuit cutter, cut 6 biscuits and place on baking sheet. Press dough scraps together and cut 2 more biscuits.
  • Bake until tops are lightly browned, about 15 minutes. Cool slightly on a wire rack and serve warm.
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