All the flaky, buttery goodness you love in my Buttery Biscuits just got taken up some notches with the addition of cheese and garlic in these Cheddar Garlic Buttery Biscuits! Seriously, it is so easy to make the perfect soft and golden biscuit! I make them as an easy side with for any soup and just add jelly or Crock Pot Apple Butter.
BUT, if you want to ratchet them up a few notches, it’s the easiest thing in the world to make these lovelies!
All you do is follow my recipe for Buttery Biscuits and add a little love to the tops! Here is the recipe!
And here’s the little trick to making perfect biscuits. You can’t touch them or mix them too much or you end up with little bricks instead of light, fluffy, golden yumminess.
I use my stand mixer and that makes it virtually effortless. If you don’t have one, you’ll need a pastry cutter or be handy criss-crossing butter knives.
So, into my mixer bowl I dump two cups of unbleached flour,
2 1/2 tsp. of baking powder,
and 3/4 tsp. salt.
Mix these dry ingredients well.
Cut 6 Tbs. of cold butter into pieces and add it to the flour mixture. Use your mixer on low, or a pastry cutter to mix just until the butter is in pea-sized pieces.
Turn the mixer on low and slowly pour in 3/4 c. of milk or take it up a notch and use real buttermilk!!
Mix JUST until the dough pulls together most of the way. Do not worry about the little crumbs at the bottom of the bowl, you just need it to be mostly in one big glob. And, yes, glob is a technical term.
Next, pour the whole mess onto a cutting board, crumbs and all.
This is the really important part. All you need to do is gently pull this pile together and flatten it a bit. Then, flip it over one time and gently press it until it is about an inch thick. Do NOT feel the need to smooth it put or make it pretty. Just press it together just enough to cut some shapes out of it.
I use a skinny glass or a biscuit cutter to cut out the circles, but you can use whatever you have to cut the size biscuits you want. Just don’t twist the whatever tool you use to cut the circles. Legend has it that that can toughen the dough. I usually get about eight small biscuits or six bigger ones. And, let them be ugly. Good biscuits should never look perfect. That would mean you touched the dough too much.
Gently, place the biscuits onto a cookie sheet.
Now, here’s where things get fun. Grate about 4 oz. of cheddar cheese to make about 1 cup; I used white cheddar. Press the grated cheese onto the top of each biscuit, gently pressing it into the tops.
Melt 3 T. of butter and to it add 1/2 tsp. chopped, fresh garlic. Brush the melted garlic butter over the top of the cheesy biscuits.
Bake at 450 degrees for about twelve minutes (up to 15 minutes for bigger biscuits).
Remove them when they are just golden on the top.
Cheddar Garlic Buttery Biscuits
Alison: That Which Nourishes
- 2 c. unbleached flour
- 2½ tsp. baking powder
- ¾ tsp. salt
- 6 T. butter
- ¾ c. milk (or buttermilk for the best biscuits ever)
- 1 c. freshly grated cheddar
- ½ tsp. freshly chopped garlic
- 3 T. butter
- Into a mixer bowl, put flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix well.
- Cut cold butter into pieces and add them to the flour mixture. Turn the mixer on low, or use a pastry cutter, and mix the butter just until the butter is in pea-sized pieces.
- Turn the mixer on low and slowly pour in the milk or buttermilk.
- Mix JUST until the dough is mostly pulled together and then immediately stop. There will still be some crumbs at the bottom of the bowl.
- Pour the whole mess onto a cutting board and gently pull the pile together , and flatten it a bit. Flip it over one time to collect all of the crumbs. Gently press it together until it is about an inch thick.
- Use a skinny glass or a biscuit cuter to cut out circles.
- Gently place them on a cookie sheet and bake in a preheated 450 degree oven for about 12 minutes or until just golden on top.
- Now, here's where things get fun. Grate about 4 oz. of cheddar cheese to make about 1 cup; I used white cheddar. Press the grated cheese onto the top of each biscuit, gently pressing it into the tops.
- Melt 3 T. of butter and to it add ½ tsp. chopped, fresh garlic. Brush the melted garlic butter over the top of the cheesy biscuits.