Flaky Cheddar Biscuits

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This cheddar scone is wonderful served with manchego cheese and prosciutto or my favourite of brie and caramelised red onions.

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Flaky Cheddar Biscuits

So the Americans call biscuits what we would be more likely to call a scone in the UK or if placed into a stew of some-kind, maybe a dumpling.
Servings 14 portions
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 30 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp cream of tartar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp white sugar
  • ½ cup very cold butter diced
  • ¾ cup milk
  • ½ cup cheddar cheese
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme chopped

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425f.
  • Place the flour, sugar, baking power, cream of tartar and salt into a large bowl and stir to combine.
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  • Add in the diced butter and using a pastry blender, work the butter into the flour mixture i¡until you have pea size pieces.
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  • Make a well in the centre of the mixture and add in the milk, cheese and thyme and stir gently until you have a formed dough.
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  • Turn out onto a floured surface and pat the dough until you have a flat surface and it is around half an inch in thickness.
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  • Use a biscuit cutter to cut out rounds and transfer to a lined baking sheet.
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  • Brush the tops of each biscuit with a little milk and sprinkle over a little more cheddar cheese.
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  • Place in the oven to bake for around 10-12 minutes until the bottoms turn golden.
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  • Transfer to a wire rack to cool then get inventive with your fillings.
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Course: Brunch, Nibbles, Snacks
Cuisine: English
Keyword: Biscuits, Scone, Vegetarian

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