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Cheddar Biscuits Recipe

Cheddar biscuits make a great addition to any meal! Full of grated cheddar cheese and a crisp bottom, these cheddar biscuits are a family favorite!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time22 mins
Servings: 12
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch

Ingredients

  • 2 cups self-rising flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pinch sugar
  • 3 tablespoons shortening + more for baking pan
  • 1 tablespoon cold butter
  • 1 1/4 cups buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 cups grated cheddar cheese
  • For the topping:
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 475 degrees F.
  • Cut shortening and very cold butter into dry ingredients of flour, salt and sugar.
  • Slowly pour milk into your dry ingredients. Mix lightly. Fold in grated cheddar cheese
  • Pour dough onto a lightly floured surface and gently pat into a round disc about 1/2 inch thick. Cut dough with a sharp metal or glass cutter.
  • Add about 2 tablespoons of shortening to your baking pan and place into oven to melt, about 2 or 3 minutes. Once melted, remove from oven and tilt pan to make sure the bottom of the baking pan is well-coated.
  • Carefully place each biscuit into the hot grease on the baking pan. You'll hear a bit of a sizzle as the bottom of the biscuit fries a bit in the hot grease. Place the baking pan into the oven and bake until the biscuits have risen and are lightly browned, about 10 - 12 minutes. Remove from oven and brush with melted butter.
  • Serve warm.

Notes

If you do not have self-rising flour, please see my recipe on how to make self-rising flour