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Cheddar and Sage Biscuits


The cheddar and sage bring a distinctive flavor to these biscuits.

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  • Yield: Makes 12

Source: Everyday Food, December 2009


  • 4 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled), plus more for working
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons coarse salt
  • 2 cups grated sharp white cheddar (5 1/2 ounces)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh sage
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups low-fat buttermilk


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. In a food processor, pulse flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add cheddar and sage and pulse to combine. Add butter and pulse until mixture is the texture of coarse meal, with a few pea-size pieces butter remaining. Add buttermilk and pulse just until combined, 2 to 3 times.

  2. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured work surface and knead just until it comes together. With a floured rolling pin, roll dough to a 3/4-inch thickness. With a floured 2 3/4-inch round biscuit cutter, cut out 12 biscuits (reroll and cut scraps).

  3. Place biscuits on a baking sheet, 1 1/2 inches apart, and bake until puffed and golden, 12 to 15 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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  • bobette_b
    23 NOV, 2010
    Fabulous! These are the best biscuits I have made in a long time. I also used a pastry blender rather than the food processor. I will add a little more sage next time, but otherwise a great recipe.
  • madelinedipaola
    15 NOV, 2010
    Really tasty biscuits. The sage is really delicious. I made them without a food processor simply by incorporating the butter with a pastry cutter.