Pimento Cheese Biscuits
 
 
Perfect flaky soft biscuits with pimentos and cheese make for a delicious breakfast treat, yummy tea time snack or serve for dinner to mop up the gravy.
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Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 1.5 cups Bread flour or all purpose flour (Both work great!)
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1-1.5 tsp salt (Adjust as per taste)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 10 tbsp buttermilk (OR you can make buttermilk at home. Take around 9 tbsp milk (I use 2% fat content)in a bowl and to it add around ½ tbsp lime or lemon juice. Let it sit for 10-15 minutes until it curdles!)
  • 7 tsp chopped pimentos (you can buy pimentos in jars usually at most grocery stores)
  • ¼ cup shredded cheddar cheese (I prefer sharp but you can use any)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425F.
  2. In a bowl, mix flour, salt, sugar, baking powder and baking soda. Stir until mixed evenly.
  3. To it add pimentos and cheddar cheese and stir around.
  4. Now make a well in the center and add buttermilk (store bought or homemade). Stir it around until it just comes together. DO NOT OVER MIX. This is the most important thing to remember while making biscuits. Even if you feel you can still see some dry flour around and how bad you want to mix it again, just simply resist.
  5. Gather the dough and transfer it to a lightly floured surface.
  6. Pat it using your hands into a square and using a knife cut in 6-8 pieces. Or you can use a round cutter and cut them.
  7. Place them on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and bake in the preheated oven for good 10-12 minutes or until golden.
  8. Devour!
Notes
These biscuits stay fresh for upto 3-4 days stored in an airtight container.
Recipe by Naive Cook Cooks at http://www.naivecookcooks.com/pimento-cheese-biscuits/