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Cheese Biscuits

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Makes:about 20 biscuits

This old fashioned favourite is so delicious, it’s no wonder that it has survived the test of time. They're easy to make and bake up nice and light textured.


2 cups 500 mL Robin Hood® Best For Cake & Pastry Flour
2 1/2 tsp 12 mL baking powder
1 tsp 5 mL salt
1/2 tsp 2 mL baking soda
1/2 cup 125 mL Crisco® Shortening (All Vegetable or Golden)
1 cup 250 mL grated cheddar cheese
1 cup 250 mL buttermilk or sour milk


  1. Preheat oven to 425ºF (220ºC). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Combine flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda in mixing bowl.
  3. Cut in shortening with pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in cheese
  4. Add buttermilk all at once to dry ingredients and stir with fork until a soft dough is formed.
  5. Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface and knead gently 8 to 10 times.
  6. Roll or pat to 3/4" (2 cm) thickness. Cut with floured 1 3/4" (4 cm) round cutter. Place on ungreased baking sheet close together for soft-sided biscuits or about 1" (2.5 cm) apart for crusty-sided biscuits.
  7. Bake in preheated oven for 12 to 15 minutes or until light golden.
  8. Serve warm.


  • Variation: Add diced, cooked bacon or fresh basil to dough.

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