Chive and Cheddar Biscuits

Sharp cheddar cheese is a good foil to the chives in these biscuits.

Chive and Cheddar Biscuits
These cheesy biscuits are a wonderful accompaniment to seafood dinners, like fried shrimp or pan-seared salmon.
Yield: serves 6

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour, plus more
  • 2 Tbsp. baking powder
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 12 tsp. salt
  • 12 tsp. baking soda
  • 8 Tbsp. cold butter, cut into thin pats
  • 34 cup plus 2 tbsp. buttermilk
  • 12 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 12 cup finely chopped chives
  • 2 Tbsp. heavy cream

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 450°. Whisk together flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, and baking soda in a bowl. Using a pastry cutter, work butterinto flour mixture until the butter is the size of small peas. Add buttermilk, cheese, and chives to flour-butter mixture; stir with a fork to form a loose dough. Turn dough out onto a floured surface; gently pat into a 6" × 9" rectangle. Fold in thirds as you would a letter; pat into a 6" × 9" rectangle again. Dip edges of a 3" round biscuit cutter in flour; punch out 6 biscuits from dough. Transfer them to a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. (Form and cut dough scraps into another biscuit or two, if you wish; they won't rise as high, though.) Brush tops with cream; bake until lightly browned, 14-16 minutes.