These Cheddar and Chive Biscuits are soo good, you have no idea. You can eat them plain, with butter, with coffee, they’re amazing either way.
- 300 g flour
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1 teaspoon of baking soda
- 125 g cold butter cut into cubes
- 100 g of cheddar cheese, grated
- 150 ml buttermilk
In a big bowl mix the flour with the baking powder, salt, and baking soda. Add the cubes of butter and crush them in the flour, making sure they incorporate well until the dough resembles wet sand.
You can use a pastry blender to crush the butter, or you can make this by hand, with your fingertips.Add grated cheddar cheese and chopped chives and mix well.
Next, add the buttermilk. If you don’t have buttermilk on hand, you can totally use milk and 1 teaspoon of lemon juice. Let this mixture sit for 10 minutes and then add it to the cheese mixture and mix well until it forms a dough.
You can make the biscuit dough in a food processor if you have one.
Spread the dough on a lightly floured surface until they’re height will be 2-3 cm (they will also puff up in the oven) and cut it using a cup or some pastry shapes, depending on what shapes you want your biscuits to be. Do not overwork the dough, otherwise, the biscuits will be tough.
Place the biscuits on a baking sheet in a preheated oven at 190*C and bake them for 20-25 minutes, or until golden.
You can serve these biscuits warm or the next day at breakfast. They’re amazing either way. I even like to eat them as a snack at work. I place 2-3 of these in a ziplock bag and I enjoy them wherever I am.