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Thursday, July 7, 2011

Peppery White Cheddar Biscuits

Hi everyone! When Bloggy Buddy  BJ of Sweet Nothings mentioned she made these biscuits from the November 1999 issue of Better Homes and Gardens and that they were good... well, I just had to try them!
It's a nice, easy recipe that can be cut in half or even a fourth.

I made four biscuits in my 8" cast iron skillet.
BJ says put the skillet in the oven as it heats up for nice, crunchy bottoms.
I have to chuckle because they went into the skillet square...
All I keep thinking is a big ole slice of ham would be amazing on these!
And they do freeze well as mentioned below.
Thanks BJ:@)
Peppery White Cheddar Biscuits 
(Makes 18 biscuits, measurements for 4)
4 C a/p flour - 1 C a/p flour
2 Tblsp baking powder - 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 C shortening - 1/8 C shortening
1/4 C butter - 1 Tblsp butter
1 1/2 C shredded cheddar - 1/4 C + 1/8 C shredded cheddar
2 tsp coarsely ground black pepper - 1/2 tsp black pepper
1 1/2 C milk - 1/4 C + 1/8 C milk
1 egg for egg washing top of biscuits (I didn't do this)

directions:
1.Lightly grease a large baking sheet; set aside. Combine flour, baking powder, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Cut in shortening and butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add cheese and pepper; mix well. Make a well in center of the dry mixture. Add milk all at once; stir until just moistened.
2.Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Quickly knead dough 10 to 12 strokes until almost smooth. Divide dough in half. Roll or pat each half into a 6-inch square, about 1 inch thick. Using a sharp knife, cut dough into 2-inch squares. Combine egg and 1 teaspoon water; brush tops of biscuits. Place on prepared baking sheet.
3.Bake in a 400 degree F oven 13 to 15 minutes or until golden on top. Transfer to a wire rack. Serve warm. Makes 18 biscuits.
To Make Ahead: Prepare and bake biscuits as directed; cool completely. Place biscuits in a freezer container or bag and freeze up to 3 months. To serve, wrap frozen biscuits in foil and bake in a 300 degree F oven about 20 to 25 minutes or until warm.

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31 comments:

  1. Yes ma'am: A slice of country ham (Virginia cured?) would be just the thing with a side of fried apples.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  2. You took BJs recipe and turned out some fine looking biscuits. She is a wonderful cook based on her blog. Wish I had one of yours this morning with ham, honey and coffee.

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  3. Mmmmm.... those do look good. I have to get a skillet after reading about BJ's biscuits on her site. They just look wonderful!

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  4. Those are really tasty looking biscuits. They would be a perfect way to start the day. Now that I think about it, they'd be wonderful at any time of day. I hope all is well in your world. Blessings...Mary

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  5. The biscuits look delicious!! I say that every time I visit but you always make it all look so good!! If I ever get around to do some real cooking this is where I'm coming for some recipes!!
    Jane

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  6. I must say those do look so yummy! I think ham in them would be perfect.

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  7. Another yum! I'll have to forego the crunchy bottoms as I don't have the cast iron pan...

    Blessings, Debbie

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  8. You and BJ always make me hungry, and I am a real big bread eater,MR not so much, but me I can just make a meal off biscuits, OH!..maybe some chocolate gravy too!
    ~JO
    LazyonLoblolly

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  9. I've got the ham...sorry Earl, get on out here. Those biscuits look fantastic!

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  10. these look delicious...flaky and moist...wish I had one right now! :)

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  11. Here I am deciding between Special K or egg whites and now, I want country ham and biscuits with those egg whites!! I loved that recipe when I saw it on BJ's blog. Have to try them. xo,

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  12. yum delicoius O!! I am making these with dinner tonight.
    Have a great night

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  13. I need to try these. I am bringing biscuits to your party on the 15th.

    Hope you are having a fantastic day. It is hot here so I had lunch at my desk in the air conditioning.

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  14. Yum! I'm gonna have to forward this to my sweetie, he's the biscuit maker around here!

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  15. Come leave a comment on my blog for the Fairy Hobmother! I did and won a $50 Amazon Gift Cert. Seriously.. come comment and leave your wish.

    Di

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  16. Think I'll try these too. ;-)

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  17. biscuits look great! I also just wanted to mention that I love the line you use under your blog title: "to be extremely happy in the environment you find yourself in." browsing blogs, i often find myself longing and wishing to live anywhere other than where i do (houston blah!). this is where i was born and raised, where all my family lives, etc. and so this is my mission. to be extremely happy here. wish me luck!

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  18. i just love coming here...look at you with these cute biscuits in that cast iron skillet....love it

    :-)

    happy to visit today

    kary and teddy
    xx

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  19. These look so yummy. Licking my laptop screen right now.

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  20. I wonder if I make the full batch of these biscuits if they would freeze and re-heat well? I like to cook once, eat often..lol!

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  21. One of my daughters is always making biscuits. I showed her this and told her to try making them in a frying pan next time. We like the idea of adding cheese. Thanks!

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  22. Oh love this recipe. This is a definite keeper. I cannot wait to make this and put that piece of ham inside! Thanks so much for sharing and for dropping in earlier.. xo marlis

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  23. Oh yes, a sweet slice of Virginia ham would be delicious on this!

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  24. They look fantastic!! My husband and I would definitely love these...especially smothered in butter! :)

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  25. what's not to love about these goodies? I think I would have eaten the whole batch - I am such a carboholic!

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  26. Glad you liked them...we did, too. Didn't you notice on my instructions that IF YOU MAKE THESE, BE SURE TO CALL ME AND I'LL BE RIGHT OVER!!..?
    Oh, and you are right...HAM !!
    *sorry, Earl*

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  27. Hmmm...I bet that chipped beef would be good on these too. :) Yum! :)

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  28. OH these look so delicious. I have such a weakness for bread. I'm thinking ham and maybe some pepper jelly? Yummy!

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  29. We just love our biscuits and your recipe will be on our table very soon! Great recipe! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and sure hope to see you again real soon!
    Miz Helen

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