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Cheese Biscuits

Yields1 Serving

 2 cups all-purpose flour
 1 Tbsp. baking powder
 1/4 tsp. salt
 1/3 cup butter, chilled and cut into pieces
 a big handful of grated cheese - old cheddar, Gouda, anything flavourful - or crumbled blue
 3/4 cup milk, cream or buttermilk
1

Preheat oven to 400°F. In a mixing bowl (or in the bowl of a food processor) stir together the flour, baking powder and salt; add the butter and pulse or stir with a wire whisk or fork until crumbly. If you’re using a food processor, transfer the mixture to a bowl. Toss in the grated cheese.

2

Add the milk and stir gently until the dough begins to come together. For square or wedge-shaped biscuits, pat the dough into a circle or square that is about 1” thick on a cookie sheet. Cut into 8 wedges or squares with a knife or pastry cutter and separate them so that they are at least an inch apart on the sheet. For round biscuits, pat the dough about 1-inch thick and cut it into rounds with a biscuit cutter, glass rim or open end of a can, gently rerolling the scraps only once to get as many biscuits as possible. If you like, brush the tops with extra milk or cream.

3

Bake for about 20 minutes, until golden. Serve warm.