Cheddar Biscuits


From Martha Stewart-Submitted by Wendy
Makes 20 biscuits

2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
1 teaspoon salt
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter
1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
2/3 cup milk

Oven – preheat to 425°. In a large bowl,
thoroughly combine flour, salt, baking powder, cream of
tartar, sugar, and cayenne. Cut butter into pieces, and
work it in with your fingers until mixture is coarse and
crumbly. Stir in cheese. Make a well in center of flour
mixture, pour in milk, and stir with a fork just until
dough comes together. Do not over mix. Turn onto a
lightly floured surface, and knead gently 10 to 12 times.
Pat dough into a circle about 1/2 inch thick. Cut out
biscuits using a floured 2-inch-round cutter. Do not
twist cutter. Transfer biscuits to a lightly buttered
baking sheet, and bake until brown, 12 to 15 minutes.
Serve hot.

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