The fresh Cabot Seriously Sharp Cheddar gives these biscuits a delicious flavor that is really complimented by the buttermilk and a bit of sourdough starter.
I like to make my biscuits with buttermilk powder because I typically don’t keep buttermilk in my house. (Or I will drink it all. Glass after glass until it’s gone. My husband thinks it’s nasty but I did get my kids to try it and they’re like…meh. It’s ok).
In a food processor, add flour, baking soda, salt, baking powder, and your cheese and process until fine. Add butter and lard (I like to use half and half) and process until smooth. Sometimes if I’m doing a more flaky biscuit, I’ll under-process to leave pockets of fat, but I didn’t think with the cheese in there that I’d get a very flaky biscuit, regardless.
Add your liquid. This is water and sourdough starter (if you didn’t use powdered buttermilk, substitute the water for buttermilk) and process just until it comes together.
Roll out our dough (or just push it out like I did) and cut with a biscuit cutter. Bake in 375 degree Fahrenheit oven 15 to 20 minutes until cooked through and browned on top. Brush the tops with the butter/garlic powder mixture.
These were so good I had to take one outside to my husband (he was working in the garden) immediately! His comment was “you can really taste the cheese in them! Yay because that’s exactly what I was going for!
For the Biscuits
- 3 cups all purpose flour
- 1 ¼ cup water
- 1 cup shredded cheese
- ½ cup sourdough starter, fed or unfed
- 6 tablespoons powdered buttermilk
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 3 tablespoons lard
- 2 teaspoons salt
For the topping
- 1 tablespoon butter melted
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- Combine dry ingredients with cheese in food processor and process until completely mixed. Cut in butter and lard until it looks like cornmeal. Add liquids and just pulse until the dough comes together. Add more water if it feels too dry. Pat out into a 1 inch round and cut into biscuits (combining pieces and cutting more biscuits as you go). Bake in 375 degree Fahrenheit oven 15 to 20 minutes until cooked through and browned on top. Brush with butter/garlic powder mixture.