Neiman Marcus Cheddar Cheese Biscuits are the perfect addition to a classic lunch-with-the-girls menu.
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tablespoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup vegetable shortening
1 cup (4 oz.) freshly shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
1 cup buttermilk
How to Make It
Whisk together first 3 ingredients in a large bowl. Cut in shortening with a pastry blender until mixture resembles small peas and dough is crumbly; stir in cheese. Add buttermilk, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened.
Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface; knead 3 to 4 times. Place dough in a bowl; cover and chill 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 350°. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Pat or roll dough to 1-inch thickness; cut with a 1 1/2-inch round cutter, and place on parchment paper-lined baking sheets.
Bake at 350° for 20 to 22 minutes or until golden brown.
Unbaked biscuits may be frozen up to 1 month. Bake frozen biscuits as directed for 26 to 28 minutes or until golden brown.
I thought these were pretty bland. They were easy to make; I didn't have enough shortening so I used 1/4 cup shortening and 3/4 butter. They're fluffy and nice with soup, but I thought they would have more flavor. I think fresh herbs in the dough would really help.