Swiss Cheese Biscuits

Makes 8 biscuits


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2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons cold butter, cut into pieces
1 cup shredded Emmenthal or Swiss cheese (about 4 oz.)
3/4 cup buttermilk


1. In a bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. With two knives, a pastry blender, or your fingers, cut or rub in butter until mixture resembles coarse meal.

2. With a fork, mix in 3/4 cup shredded cheese. Pour in buttermilk and stir gently until mixture comes together. Scrape onto a lightly floured surface and, with lightly floured hands, knead gently just until dough forms a ball.

3. Pat dough into an even round 3/4 inch thick. Using a 2 1/2-inch round cutter or wineglass, cut out biscuits. Gather scraps, pat out again, and cut out remaining biscuits; you should have 8 total. Space evenly on a buttered 10- by 15-inch baking sheet and sprinkle evenly with remaining shredded cheese.

4. Bake in a 425° oven until biscuits are puffy and golden brown, about 15 minutes. Transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

Created date

May 2004

Nutritional Information

Calories 260
Caloriesfromfat 45 %
Protein 8.3 g
Fat 13 g
Satfat 8.1 g
Carbohydrate 27 g
Fiber 0.9 g
Sodium 574 mg
Cholesterol 37 mg