These tender biscuits are best eaten right from the oven.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat oven to 425 degrees. In a large bowl, thoroughly combine flour, salt, baking powder, cream of tartar, sugar, and cayenne.

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  • Cut butter into pieces, and work it in with your fingers until mixture is coarse and crumbly. Stir in cheese.

  • Make a well in center of flour mixture, pour in milk, and stir with a fork just until dough comes together. Do not overmix. Turn onto a lightly floured surface, and knead gently 10 to 12 times.

  • Pat dough into a circle about 1/2 inch thick. Cut out biscuits using a floured 2-inch-round cutter. Do not twist cutter. Transfer biscuits to a lightly buttered baking sheet, and bake until brown, 12 to 15 minutes. Serve hot.

Cook's Notes

Adjust the cayenne pepper to your taste.

Reviews (4)

44 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 13
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: Unrated
09/12/2010
Also, if you dont like spicy hot biscuits, either decrease the cayenne, or substitute paprika.
Rating: Unrated
09/12/2010
You can make the biscuits look more "country" by just cutting the sheet of dough into squares (for a rectangle/square of dough) or triangles (for a circle of dough). A pizza cutter is sharp and makes the cutting fast...they will rise great.
Rating: Unrated
05/16/2008
My guests can't get enough of these. Be sure not to twist the cutter so bisquits will rise properly.
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Rating: Unrated
11/22/2007
these biscuits are amazing! thank you for the recipe!