Monday, March 31, 2008

Cookin' From Scratch - Cheddar Biscuits

I want to start you with a simple recipe for some great Cheddar biscuits....and I mean great! The boys just went crazy for them and I'm sure your family will too.

These are also great to make huge batches ahead of time and freeze them so they are quick and easy. There's not much extra time mixing a large batch than making a single so you might as well do that then put them in the freezer for a quick AND healthy alternative to the store bought stuff.

Mix together dry ingredients and cut in butter. Use a pastry cutter or two knives in a crisscross motion or you can mix with your hand until well blended and crumbly. Add cheese and mix well. Stir in milk and mix to form dough. Turn out on floured surface and knead together a few times until dough sticks together well. Pat or roll dough out to about 1/2 to 3/4 inch thickness and cut into equal size pieces. You can use a biscuit cutter but if you just cut like it is you'll have no waste and not have to rework the dough. Place on greased cookie sheet and bake at 450 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until golden.

You can also make several "batches" of this recipe at a time. Follow the directions and place them on a cookie sheet and "flash freeze" them in the freezer. When fully frozen, take out the trays and place them in a zipper freezer bag. When you're ready to use them, take them out and use same baking directions as need to thaw them.

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