Thursday, May 9, 2013

Cheddar Drop Biscuits

A pile of just out of the oven cheddar biscuits.

These tasty cheddar biscuits were a big hit at yesterday's Wednesday Community Meal.

We decided to add the grated cheddar cheese to the biscuit dough because we didn't have any butter pats to offer to our guests.

I still thought maybe a few guests would ask for butter but I was wrong. These cheesy treats satisfy and because they are made using the drop method, they are quick and easy to make.

Cheddar Drop Biscuits
(makes 1 dozen)

2 cups flour
1 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoons salt
1/2  teaspoon baking soda
5 tablespoons vegetable shortening
1 cup milk
1 tablespoon white vinegar
2/3 cup grated cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Mix the vinegar in the milk and set aside.

In a large bowl combine the flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder. Cut the shortening into the flour mixture until coarse crumbs are formed (I like to use my hands to do this). Add the cheese and mix.

Make a well in the center of the flour/cheese mixture and add the milk/vinegar. Gently mix until a dough forms. Work the dough as little as possible.

Use two large tablespoons or a 1 1/2-inch scoop to drop the dough onto a lightly greased or parchment lined baking sheet.

Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown.

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