Cheesy Buttermilk Biscuits

Buttermilk biscuits are a staple of the American south, and today we made a cheesy version of this classic. The great thing about a good biscuit recipe is that you can add or change a few ingredients to have a variety of flavors! 
If you don't want cheese, leave it out! Alternatively, if you want really cheesy biscuits, add 8 oz of cheese and bake for 5 - 10 minutes longer to ensure they are baked all the way through. 
You can also add herbs and cut the dough into slices to make a more scone-like biscuit. Or enjoy these tender flaky biscuits plain with some sausage gravy!



Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 4 to 6 oz sharp cheddar shredded cheese
Preparation
  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  • Put all dry ingredients into mixing bowl, mix well.
  • Add cheese, mix to combine.
  • Create a well in the center of the mixture, pour milk in, and mix until a loose dough combines.
  • Knead dough softly in the bowl to combine any loose flour.
  • Turn out onto a work surface and knead a few times to form the dough.
  • Roll out the dough to 1/2 inch thick, cut into the desired shape by pressing down into the dough and pulling straight out, do not twist the cutter.
  • Place the cut dough onto a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • Bake 15 to 20 minutes until golden brown.
  • Cool completely on a wire rack.