Cheese Biscuits are one of those items that simply must be tasted directly from the oven, the threat of third degree burns be damned. I rank a good cheese biscuit taste up there in the top ten tastes of all time.
This recipe is what one would call a “processor recipe”, in that you make it primarily in your food processor. It’s not complicated, nor is it overly aesthetic, but the taste is definitely worth it.
- 6 oz Cheddar cheese, cubed (although other semi-hard cheeses would do)
- 1 1/2 cup AP flour, sifted
- 5 oz salted butter, chilled and diced
- sesame seeds and cayenne pepper to garnish
Pulse your cheese in a food processor until it’s a crumb like consistency. Add the flour to the food processor and blend well.
While blending, add bits of the butter, a little at a time. Allow the dough to form. When the butter is gone, spoon the dough from the processor into a medium sized mixing bowl. Place in the refrigerator for at least one hour, but preferably over night.
To bake, pre-heat your oven to 400 degrees F. Roll out the dough about 1/2″ thick. Cut into squares and then cut the squares along the diagonal.
Place onto a baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Top with sesame seeds, cayenne pepper, or both. Place in the oven and cook 6 minutes. Do not over cook or the biscuits will quite literally melt.
Remove from oven and serve hot.
Makes 2 dozen +