Black Pepper Cheddar Biscuits Recipe
Black Pepper Cheddar Biscuits
Monique and I have been on a “made from scratch” biscuit kick lately with the drop biscuits we did a few weeks ago, and now with these black pepper cheddar biscuits. (Click on image for a larger view.)
There is just something about biscuits that makes them so comfort food for breakfast. Now the drop biscuits are very easy too with no rolling out and cutting of the dough, however, these black pepper cheddar biscuits are kneaded and rolled out. A little more prep involved but takes only a few more minutes to fold in multiple layers for the flaky dough.
These quick to fix biscuits are rolled out and cut into squares in order to use up all the dough, leaving none for waste. In addition, by turning the dough five or six times during the kneading process, it creates a flaky biscuit with each turn, achieving a doubling of layers in the biscuit dough. Wonderfully served with fresh softened butter or honey.
- All purpose flour
- 1 ½
- Baking powder
- Fresh cracked black pepper, divided
- Chilled butter, cut into small pieces
- Sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
- Skim milk
Egg white, lightly beaten
Pre heat oven to 425° F.
Combine flour, baking powder, ¼ tsp black pepper, and salt in a bowl. Then cut in the chilled butter with a pastry knife or in a bowl of a food processor until the mixture looks coarse and the butter blended well into the dry ingredients.
In a bowl, combine the dry ingredient/butter mixture with the cheese and mix well. Then add the milk and stir well to combine and dry ingredients are moist.
Turn dough onto a floured surface and knead turning five or six times.
Roll dough into a square shape about ½-inch thick, and then cut into 18 equally sized portions using a chef knife.
Place raw biscuits onto a lightly greased baking sheet pan, spaced about 1 inch apart.
Brush each biscuit with the beaten egg white, and then sprinkle them evenly with the remaining freshly cracked black pepper.
Bake in the pre heated 425° F oven for 15 minutes or until golden brown on top.
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