These Homemade Cheddar Biscuits are extremely tender, fluffy, buttery and savory. This is the perfect side dish to add to your Holiday dinner menu.
One of the greatest smells in the world is the smell of freshly baked garlicky cheddar biscuits. I spent about 5 minutes inhaling these biscuits before taking a bite out of their fluffy goodness.
This is the perfect side dish to add to your Thanksgiving dinner menu. You can even have some (not one, some - it's impossible to only eat one) for breakfast or lunch.
These biscuits are super easy to make. Only one bowl is required (or 1 bowl and 1 Food Processor). They only take around 5-10 minutes to make (depending on how quick you are) and 15 minutes to bake.
As fool-proof as these are, there are still some tips I want to share with you to guarantee you end up with the most perfectly fluffy biscuits EVER!
One of the most important ways to achieve flaky layers is using COLD butter. We talked about this quite a bit in my Flaky Pie Crust tutorial, and the same rules apply for biscuits. You want the cold fat to melt when the biscuits are in the oven. This will create multiple layers of pure flakiness on the inside, while remaining nice and crispy on the outside. The perfect biscuit.
Start by mixing the dry ingredients together. Alternatively, you can pulse them in a food processor. Just like a pie crust, you will need to cut the cold butter into the dry ingredients with a pastry blender, a fork or a food processor.
If using a food processor, pour everything into a large bowl. Mix in the cheddar cheese, then make a well in the centre and add the cold buttermilk. Mix together until dough is moistened and comes together.
Turn the dough out onto a floured work surface and, using floured hands, pat into a rectangle. Then, fold the dough over itself. I highly recommend using a bench scraper for this so you can easily get under the dough without it breaking.
Once you fold the dough, turn it 90 degrees and pat into a rectangle again. Repeat this 2 more times. This is another thing that'll give you the flakiest layers you could ever ask for.
Cutting the Biscuits
Let me start by saying, if you want to do things the easy way, you can just cut the dough into separate squares and bake them that way. However, if you choose to use a biscuit cutter, do NOT twist it. I made this mistake a few times because it's just so darn tempting to do when you want to separate the cutout dough from the scraps.
I recommend pressing your biscuit cutter down, then removing the scraps around it. Doing this will create tall beautiful biscuits.
Immediately after removing the biscuits from the oven, brush the tops with a delicious garlic butter glaze. The butter soaks into the biscuits, making them even more heavenly.
Pure fluffy and flaky perfection.
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- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 Tbsp granulated sugar
- 1 Tbsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 7 Tbsp unsalted butter, cold and diced
- 1 and ½ cups cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1 cup buttermilk, cold
- 4 Tbsp Melted butter
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp dried parsley
- Store leftovers in an airtight container or in the refrigerator for up to 4 days (though I'm pretty sure they won't last that long).
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