These rustic cheddar chive biscuits are packed full of layers of buttery goodness. Fresh chopped chives and sharp white cheddar cheese are infused into these light and fluffy biscuit layers. This easy biscuit recipe is perfect for brunch, alongside a big bowl of soup or as an appetizing substitute for ordinary dinner rolls.
I'm a big fan of making biscuits from scratch. Homemade biscuits may seem like a tricky thing to make, however, they are fairly easy to put together. This recipe is a great one to start if you have never attempted homemade biscuits. They just take a few simple steps and they are rustic style biscuits so you don't have to worry about them looking perfect!. I love the flavor of the sharp white cheddar paired with the fresh chives. It's the perfect blend of flavors for a delicious savory biscuit.
🧀 Ingredient notes
- Butter - It's important to make sure the butter stays VERY cold prior to mixing it into the dry ingredients. When the butter stays cold, it will melt quickly in the oven, making steam to create air pockets. This makes those desirable fluffy layers and extra flaky texture.
- Cheese - I love using sharp white cheddar for this recipe because it creates a nice flavor inside of the biscuits that goes along with the chives. If you don't like sharp cheddar, regular white cheddar or milder yellow cheddar cheese can also be used.
- Chives - Fresh chives have a very mild flavor that is reminiscent of both onions and garlic. It pairs very well with the white cheddar in this buttery biscuit. If fresh chives are unavailable, dried chives can also be used. They will have a more mild flavor than fresh chives, but they will still makes these biscuits taste delicious.
🥣 Step by step instructions
First, combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a mixing bowl and use a whisk to mix the ingredients together and help remove any lumps. Add in cold butter pieces and using a pastry cutter or fork, cut the butter into the flour until it is crumbly.
Add milk, cheese, and chives to the dry ingredients and stir gently until the dough just forms a ball.
Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and lightly knead the dough. Fold it over on itself about 4-6 times until it's no longer sticky and holds its shape. Gently roll the biscuit dough into a large rectangle.
Cut the rectangle into 8 smaller rectangle shapes for the biscuits.
Place cut biscuits onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or foil and place the baking sheet in the freezer for about 5 minutes to make sure the dough is cold. Bake biscuits in a 400˚ oven for about 15 minutes or until they are puffed up and golden brown on top.
⭐ Top tip
To help make sure your dough and ingredients stay cold prior to baking, store the measured butter and milk in the fridge while you mix together your dry ingredients. Also don't skip placing the cut biscuits in the freezer for 5 minutes prior to baking. This will also ensure the dough stays chilled before going in the oven.Print
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