Photo: Jennifer Davick
Hands-on Time
15 Mins
Total Time
45 Mins
Yield
Makes about 18 biscuits

Three leavening ingredients—yeast, baking powder, and baking soda—ensure light biscuits every time. Serve with Ginger Ale-Brown Sugar Smoked Ham, Figgy Port Chutney and Blue Cheese Butter.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400°. Combine yeast and warm water in a small bowl; let stand 5 minutes.

Step 2

Meanwhile, whisk together flour and next 4 ingredients in a large bowl; cut cream cheese and cold butter into flour mixture with a pastry blender or fork until crumbly.

Step 3

Combine yeast mixture and buttermilk, and add to flour mixture, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead lightly 6 to 8 times (about 30 seconds to 1 minute), sprinkling with up to 1/4 cup additional flour as needed to prevent sticking.

Step 4

Roll dough to 3/4-inch thickness. Cut with a 2 1/2-inch round cutter, rerolling scraps once. Arrange biscuits on 2 parchment paper-lined baking sheets.

Step 5

Bake at 400° for 13 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Brush with melted butter.

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Ratings & Reviews

Annavl8's Review

skipaustin
January 29, 2014
These are the first biscuits I have ever made from scratch and they were wonderful!

ngossett's Review

tngolfgal
January 17, 2013
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tngolfgal's Review

ngossett
May 21, 2012
We had this for dinner tonight and both of us thought it was very good. I baked the biscuits this afternoon for 10 minutes and froze the ones I wasn't going to use for another day. At dinner time I finished baking the biscuits. That worked well. I bought honey ham at the dell. The Figgy Port Chutney and Blue Cheese Butter were delicious. Great combination of flavors.

skipaustin's Review

Annavl8
April 23, 2012
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