Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Cheddar Peppered Biscuit Bites

Cheddar Peppered Biscuit Bites.

4 cups flour
2 tablespoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup lard
1/4 cup unsalted butter
1 and 1/2 cups sharp cheddar (I used a combination of white cheddar and Tillamock).
3 teaspoons fresh ground pepper
1 andc 1/2 cups whole milk
1 egg lightly beaten
1 teaspoon water.

preheat oven to 400. Lightly grease a large baking pan and set aside. In a big bowl, combined flour, baking powder and salt. Cut in lard and butter with a pastry blender until you have course crumbs. Sti in cheese and pepper. Make a well in the center and add all at once, stirring JUST until moistened.

Pat down out on a lightly floured surface, kneading a dozen times or until smooth. Lightly pat dough into a 1 inch thick square. Cut into four inch squares and then cut each square into a triangle (more surface area equals crunky cheesy edges). Combine egg and water and brush over biscuits. Place on prepared baking pan and bake until golden brown 11-15 minutes. (watch carefully, ovens vary quite a bit).
Serve warm with butter and a big bowl of soup, stew or chili.

1 comment:

  1. I'm no longer a Hoosier but am out in Tillamook country (Friday Harbor, WA). Where does one get Tillamook in Indy? I never saw it in Auburn or Ft. Wayne.


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