My husband’s mom could always make a really good biscuit. Still does. So could my grandmother. Effortlessly. I, on the other hand, could not. I tried. Lord knows, I tried. But more often than not, I failed miserably. I’m not going to tell you how long it took me to make a biscuit worth eating. Let’s just say it was a long time.
Okay. It was a very long time.
So, if you’re like me and you have a little trouble with things now and again (like me). Don’t give up. Keep trying.
Here’s the recipe.
Cheesy Biscuit Squares
2 cups (500 ml) all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons (20 ml) baking powder
1 tablespoon (15 ml) sugar
1/2 teaspoon (2 ml) salt
1 cup (4-ounces) cheddar cheese
1/4 cup (125 ml) shortening
3/4 cup (3-ounces) plus 1 tablespoon milk
1/4 cup (125 ml) butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon (2 ml) dill weed
1/8 teaspoon (1 ml) garlic salt
1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Stir in
the cheese. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in
milk just until moistened.
2. Turn onto a lightly floured surface. Roll out into a 3/4-inch thick square.
Cut into 12 squares. Place 1/8-inch apart on an ungreased baking sheet.
3. Bake at 400°F (200°C) or until golden brown. Combine dill butter
ingredients; brush over hot biscuits. Serve warm and refrigerate leftovers.
In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Stir in the
cheese. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Stir in milk just until moistened and gather in a ball.
Turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Roll out into 3/4-inch thick squares.
You don’t want to squish the dough down really hard. Just ever so lightly.
Cut into 9 or 12 squares, depending on how big you want ’em.
I made 12, but feel free to make 9, if you want ’em bigger.
You’ve gotta admit … these are pretty.
And so are these.
Place onto an ungreased baking sheet.
Bake at 400° F ( 200°C) for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
Makes 1 dozen.
Serve your biscuits warm with butter or honey.
Dip ’em in your soup or your chilli and eat ’em in a hurry.
That way you won’t have to refrigerate the leftovers.
If you’re a dilly kinda girl, and you’d like some dilly biscuits, combine 1/2
teaspoon of dill weed and 1/8 teaspoon garlic salt with 1/4 cup melted butter
and brush over the hot biscuits.
Cheesy biscuits with dill are great served with seafood.
These are yummy! I hope you enjoy ’em.
This Sweet Wife ♥