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White Cheddar and Black Pepper Biscuits

Yield 12 servings (serving size: 2 biscuits)
The richness of buttermilk and cheddar cheese mellows the spicy black pepper. Make these for your family, and prepare a second batch to give as a gift.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (about 9 ounces)
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded extrasharp white cheddar cheese
  • 3 tablespoons chilled butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 cup fat-free buttermilk
  • Cooking spray

Nutrition Information

  • calories 129
  • caloriesfromfat 33 %
  • fat 4.7 g
  • satfat 2.6 g
  • monofat 1.2 g
  • polyfat 0.2 g
  • protein 3.9 g
  • carbohydrate 17.4 g
  • fiber 0.6 g
  • cholesterol 13 mg
  • iron 1.1 mg
  • sodium 342 mg
  • calcium 130 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 400°.

  2. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Place flour and next 4 ingredients (through pepper) in a food processor; pulse 5 times or until well combined. Add cheese and butter; pulse 5 times or until well combined.

  3. Place mixture in a large bowl. Add buttermilk; stir just until moist.

  4. Turn dough out onto a floured surface. Knead lightly 5 times. Roll dough out to a 1/2-inch thickness; cut with a 2-inch biscuit cutter into 24 biscuits. Place on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake at 400° for 15 minutes or until golden.