We really enjoyed these cheddar biscuits. They were not too much work and you could even use the food processor to make it easier, like I did. Definitely use butter instead of margarine. Fresh thyme would be best but dried thyme works too. Enjoy!
- 2 cups flour
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 3 tablespoons white sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1/2 cup butter, softened (not melted!)
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, or 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- Preheat oven to 425* F.
- In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, and cream of tartar.
- Cut in butter using a pastry cutter or a fork until dough it is the size of peas.
- Make a well in the center of the mixture and measure the milk, shredded cheese, and thyme into the bowl. Gently mix until a soft dough forms.
- Roll or pat out on a floured surface to 3/4″ thick. (Gradually add more flour if dough is too sticky to work with).
- Cut into circles with biscuit cutter and place on baking sheet. (Use parchment paper if you want to go the extra mile).
- Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the bottoms of the biscuits are golden brown.