Have you ever added grated cheese to your biscuit dough? Or herbs? It's an easy way to dress up baking powder biscuits. We've been eating a lot of cheese biscuits lately. They're quick, easy and go great with winter soups and stews.
Preheat your oven to 425 and grease a cookie sheet.
2 cups all purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup shortening or butter
1/2-3/4 cup milk or buttermilk
Approximately 1/2 cup grated cheese.
Crack the egg into a one cup measuring cup. Add milk to the 3/4 cup line and mix well.
In a large bowl, sift flour, baking powder and salt. Cut in shortening or butter. Toss the cheese in.
Stir in the milk mixture.
On a lightly floured board, roll or pat the dough to 1/2 inch thickness and cut into shapes. I use a biscuit cutter, but have also used cookie cutters, the rim of a glass, or in the case of the ones in the photo, a pizza slicer was used to cut the dough into squares.
Place them on the cookie sheet and bake 10-12 minutes or until nicely browned.
Until next time.....