Melt-in-your-mouth Cheese Biscuits

18 Jan

I made these a few days ago for the Interactive Monday Dinner hosted by Casel Marche. It’s a dinner to introduce new people to Market 17 and J. Webb Wine Merchant using Cassis Bistro’s space. Not only do I love introducing people to good food, I love any opportunity to have free reign at a grocery store!

My theme was Breakfast (my favourite meal) for Dinner. I knew I wouldn’t have a ton of time to cook, so I chose simple items that still packed the wow-factor.

These biscuits from Canadian Living were so melt-in-your-mouth, even I was surprised! Whenever I’m making a cheesy pastry, I like to double the amount of cheese, so add as much or more of what’s called for in this recipe.

Cheese Biscuits

2-1/4 cups flour
2 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter, cubed
1 cup cheddar cheese, cut into small chunks
1 cup milk

Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Cut butter into 1/4″ cubes then work into flour mixture until you have pea size pieces. Add cheese and mix until coated with flour. Pour in milk and stir with fork until dough comes to form a ball.

Knead a few times in the bowl, then turn out onto a floured surface. Pat out into 1/2-inch circle or rectangle. Cut out rounds with a pastry cutter or a cup. Place on parchment lined baking sheet.

Bake at 425°F (220°C) oven until golden, about 12-14 minutes. Serve immediately (if you have any left to serve!) or let cool and freeze.

Makes 12.

Happy Cooking!
Jacinthe

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4 Responses to “Melt-in-your-mouth Cheese Biscuits”

  1. tom cassidy January 21, 2012 at 4:40 PM #

    I think when I ate these my tastebuds, having achieved ultimate serenity, died happy, and then were reincarnated for the second helping.

    • jacinthe January 23, 2012 at 4:45 PM #

      I feel much the same about them! Thanks for coming. Jacinthe

      • Jan July 3, 2012 at 6:00 PM #

        How much is 1 milk? 1 litre milk?

      • jacinthe July 3, 2012 at 8:12 PM #

        Yes, 1 cup of milk. Thanks for pointing that out! ~jacinthe

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