Cheddar Buttermilk Biscuits

A little kick from cayenne pepper and sharp cheddar cheese make these biscuits a great accompaniment to about anything! Of course, you can control the amount of cayenne according to your heat tolerance. I recommend with any recipe to start with a lesser amount and work up from there since it is a spice and does add flavor. Also, if you do not have a cookie cutter, a drinking glass works just fine. Enjoy!


2 C. all-purpose flour
2 Tbsp. sugar
4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 to 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/2 c. cold butter
1/2 c. shredded sharp cheddar cheese
3/4 c. buttermilk

In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and cayenne. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add the cheese and toss. Stir in buttermilk just until moistened. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead 8-10 times. pat or roll to 1 in. thickness; cut with a floured 2-1/2 in. biscuit cutter. Place 1 in. apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 425 for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.

Yields: 6-8 biscuits.


    • Judy on April 11, 2013 at 9:44 am

    I made these biscuits the other night. Delish!! Had some left over and still good the next day. They were as good as Red Lobster’s. That is saying a lot, I think. Everyone should try them.

  1. Glad you like them!

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