Cheddar Biscuits with Dried Cherries

I am a savory breakfast kinda person. The pancakes, cereal, muffins or waffles don’t work well for me! I’d rather have them as dessert. So, I am always on the lookout for new savory breakfast dishes to serve. This one worked wonders. This cheesy and crisp biscuit will surely get your day kickstarted. They also work great as a mid-pm snack with hot coffee.

2 cups all-purpose flour
5 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
4 tbsp cold butter
3/4 cup whole milk
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
1/2 cup roughly chopped dried cherries

Preheat the oven to 450 F.

Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. Cut the butter into tiny pieces and add to the flour mixture. With a pastry cutter or with your fingers, mix the butter into the flour until it resembles a coarse bread crumb like mixture.

Slowly add the milk, gathering the flour into a ball. As soon as it forms a ball of dough, stop adding milk (you may not have to add it all). Transfer the dough to a well-floured surface and roll the dough out until it’s about half an inch thick. Sprinkle the cheddar cheese and dried cherries over the dough. Beginning at the edge closest to you, roll the dough up like a jelly roll. Make sure you don’t over mix the dough. Be gentle with it.

Cut the roll into any shape you’d like and place them on the prepared baking sheet (Line the baking sheet with parchment paper).

Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until the cheese has melted and the biscuits are golden. Serve warm for breakfast or as a mid evening snack with coffee.

Adapted from Food That Really Schmecks by Edna Staeble

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