Cheddar and onion buttermilk biscuits

10

PREP TIME

20 min

TOTAL TIME

35 min

Makes

12

Cheddar and onion buttermilk biscuits

Photo, Erik Putz.


Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup cold unsalted butter
  • 1 cup grated old cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped green onions , (about 3)
  • 1 1/4 cups buttermilk , divided
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter , melted (optional)

Instructions

  • PREHEAT oven to 450F. Line a baking sheet with parchment. Whisk flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, garlic powder and baking soda in a large bowl. Grate butter into flour mixture
    and toss to coat. Add cheddar and green onions and gently stir until coated.
  • RESERVING 2 tbsp, stir buttermilk into flour mixture until dough just comes together. Do not over-mix. Turn out onto lightly floured surface, lightly knead 3 times and pat out until 1-in. thick.
  • CUT out 12 rounds using a 2 ½-in. round cutter, gathering and rerolling extra dough, or cut into 12 squares using a sharp chef’s knife, and arrange 1 in. apart on prepared sheet.  Brush with reserved buttermilk.
  • BAKE until tops are golden brown, about 14 min. Transfer to a rack and brush with melted butter Tip: Cold, grated butter is key to a perfect biscuit. When the hot oven hits the cold butter bits, it creates steam, which pushes everything up for a high-rising, flaky biscuit.

How to make cheddar and onion buttermilk biscuits

Nutrition (per biscuit)

  • Calories
  • 221,
  • Protein
  • 7 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 22 g,
  • Fat
  • 12 g,
  • Fibre
  • 1 g,
  • Sodium
  • 401 mg.