You know how sometimes you have to buy an ingredient for a recipe, and only use a small amount and are then left with extra taking up space in your fridge?
Well I hate that, and it ALWAYS happens with buttermilk. Because for some reason, they cannot seem to figure out a way to sell it in anything smaller than a litre. This recipe is a great way to use up all that pesky leftover buttermilk, unless you are like my grandmother, and like to drink it. Which I do not.
These will fill your house with an alluring aroma, make men’s heart’s melt, and go excellent with chilli’s and stews. You can also enjoy them all by themselves, no one will judge you for having one with your tea, or 2. Not this girl anyways.
Cheddar Drop Biscuits
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tbsp sugar
generous pinch of salt
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
2/3 cup chilled butter, cut into 1cm cubes
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
In a bowl blend flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and baking soda. using a pastry cutter or your hands, cut the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Add cheese and buttermilk and mix to a soft dough, then with spatula spoon the dough on parchment lined baking sheets.
Bake @ 350 F for 15 minutes or until golden.
Yield approx 12 biscuits
Recipe originally found in a CityLine newsletter from 2003