Cheese Biscuits

Total Time:
21 min
Prep:
8 min
Cook:
13 min

Yield:
12 biscuits
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 2 cups self-rising flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup grated sharp Cheddar
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • Salt
  • 1/4 stick butter, melted
Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder, salt, to taste, and sugar together using a fork; cut in shortening until it resembles cornmeal. Add cheese. Sir in buttermilk all at one time just until blended. Do not over stir.

Drop by tablespoonfuls, or use an ice cream scoop, onto a well-greased baking sheet. Brush dough with melted butter. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes.


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DELICIOUS! To make all-purpose flour into self rising flour, whisk together 1 cup all-purpose flour, 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt. This will make 1 cup self rising flour. Double for this recipe. I also doubled the shortening with butter flavored Crisco. Moist and wonderful! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great recipe. I added a smidgeon more shortening based on other reviewer comments. I didn't have self-rising flour, so I made it by adding 3 tsp baking powder and 1 tsp salt to 2 cups all-purpose flour. My family really enjoyed these. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very good recipe. I made it without shortening, just added 1-2 tablespoon butter. Thank you Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These biscuits are really delicious and couldn’t be more simple! I bake the biscuits for about 15 mins, depending on the size, before brushing the tops with melted butter, to which I add dried parsley and about ¼ teaspoon of garlic power. Then I pop them back in for a minute or two more to get them nice and brown. Just keep an eye on them. I also add about ¼ teaspoon of garlic powder to the batter before baking. They quickly became a staple at many a Sunday dinner. Tasty, soft, and wonderful! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yummmmm! Cooked them in a muffin pan. Perfect Southern biscuits! Adding garlic next time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
To Lillie1091 just add a little lemon juice to your cream to get a type of butter milk The biscuits are great. Moist and fluffy. Family loves them. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were good and easy to make. I used 2% milk and they tasted just fine but I think if I would have used buttermilk it probably would have made them tast better. item not reviewed by moderator and published
the person who use regular all purpose flour can use baking soda with the all purpose flour to help the biscuits rise item not reviewed by moderator and published
I dont have buttermilk what else can i use i only got heavy cream? item not reviewed by moderator and published
hi,can i use regular all purpose flour or bread flour ,instead self rising flour?Please help.thanks. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family loved them! Itia a great recipe! I didnt have buttermilk, so I substituted with regular milk and they were fantastic!Thanks Paula item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are the best! I have half of my home town making these. For those of you who think they are a bit 'dry' add another 1/3 cup shortening, I use butter flavored Crisco. And don't over stir or over cook. Put the butter on in the last 2 minutes of cooking. Keep trying, they are so worth the comments from your friends and guests. item not reviewed by moderator and published
THIS RECIPE IS OH SO GOOD BUT ADDICTING. MAKES ME FEEL GUILTY EATING SO MANY BUT SO WORTH ALL IN THE SAME!!! I USED COLD BUTTER INSTEAD OF SHORTENING. I GOT SUM IN THE OVEN.. item not reviewed by moderator and published
i think they are the greatest i ever ate i give them 5 stars item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are just plain great. Those of you who gave it a low rating must be doing something wrong. item not reviewed by moderator and published
They were OK but I too have definitely had better. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these for thanksgiving and was quite disappointed. They came out very dry. Normally I love Ms Deen's recipes but not this one. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We loved this recipe. Similar to Red Lobster's cheddar biscuits. Moist and full of flavor item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are the best biscuits you will ever eat. EVER!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
ihave been to paulas resturant and had these biscuts. i could not get enough!!! they are the most delicious things i have ever tasted!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i love you paula!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Just one word ---- YUMMO! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are really good and much like Red Lobster's. They could use a bit more garlic, however. Anne, Friday Harbor, WA item not reviewed by moderator and published
These biscuits wernt all that i've had better. item not reviewed by moderator and published
these were just as good as my mother's item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are wonderful! As Michael would say, YUM! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I had trouble getting mine to brown, even brushing the top with butter, but they tasted wonderful! item not reviewed by moderator and published
All I have to say is delicious. thank you item not reviewed by moderator and published
easy & very good! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These cheese biscuits are awesome item not reviewed by moderator and published
The melted butter rub makes a huge difference. I am not a pastry baker by any means and this made me feel like I can do it now. item not reviewed by moderator and published
they were exallant and melt in ur mouth item not reviewed by moderator and published
they tasted like a regular biscuit . the cheddar was not strong enough. for a regular biscuit they are still great and easy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
They were pretty good, didn't brown up though. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were so simple. The butter on top was the key I think. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These biscuits were very dry, i think the amount of butter milk in the recipe is wrong. Also a didn't know how much salt to put in them and they turned out salty, and I coudn't taste the cheese at all. I had to throw about half of them away :( item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very good, Went good with our dinner Thanks item not reviewed by moderator and published
This had to be the BEST mac and cheese ever. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm an experienced cook and decent baker and these come out of the oven pale and sickly-looking. Plus, what a vague recipe! Salt "to taste"? What cook worthy of a TV show doesn't give accurate amounts for baking ingredients? (Hint--tell us the weight of the flour and the other dry ingredients). Frustrating recipe in all respects except for how quick it was to make and decide I didn't like their look or taste. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I halved the recipe, added 1t salt and 1/2t garlic salt to the batter. Would add a little less next time- was a tad too salty and I like salt. I added garlic powder to the butter topping and am glad I did. I will definitely make these again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
easy to fix and great taste item not reviewed by moderator and published
i cooked these forever and they never gat done and not a good taste. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My daughter and I just prepared these biscuits and they could have used more cheese. (i'm a rat) We thought they would be really cheesy. They were still good though! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I tried these and they are awesome. My kids can?t get enough of them. I used a teaspoon of salt and a half-teaspoon of garlic salt. The garlic salt really added a great taste. My first batch came out a little dry also. From that point on, when I added the buttermilk I mixed them with my bare hands. That way I could get the exact consistency I wanted. BTW ? don?t? expect them to brown a lot. If they don?t rise (they won't much), or if they are too hard, are you using self-rising flour? If you?re not experienced making biscuits, I recommend Alton Brown?s book, I?m Just Here For More Food ? read the Biscuit Method. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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these biscuits were easy to make and very tasty. i could not stop eating them, i even has them for breakfast Paula Roanoke Rapids,NC item not reviewed by moderator and published
Ouch--i don't know what went wrong. I followed the recipe to a t and the biscuits never browned and they were brick hard and very salty. I know what putting salt in biscuits mean and i didn't put alot and i didn't even taste any cheese flavor at all. No comparison to Red Lobster at all!!!!!!!! Terrible item not reviewed by moderator and published
The biscuits came out very dry, but maybe I over baked them. Will give it another shot. item not reviewed by moderator and published
When I first saw this on Paula's show I said Thank You Lord I have been wanting to make some cheese biscuits for such a long time & now I have a receipe so wish me luck cause we gonna have some CHEESE BISCUITS IN THE HOUSE TONITE item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great taste and melt in your mouth flavor. Loved them item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was so excited to make these. I love biscuits. As soon as I poured the buttermilk in it didn't look right. Too dry. They didn't raise, or brown and they were under cooked. I left some in longer but it didn't help. Not much taste either. Cracker Barrels are better. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very Good! Instead of Self Rise'n Flour I used Normal Flour and instead of 1TBSP Baking Powder I used 2 to 3 TBSP of Baking Powder.. I also forget to put salt in it so I just added salt to the melted butter and spred it over em... BOY WE'RE THEY GOOD! also they didn't seem to brown for me.. very Odd.. But hey! they're hard to burn!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These biscuits were very bland. Next time I make them I think I'll add some garlic or garlic powder, more salt and probably some more cheese. item not reviewed by moderator and published
THIS IS WONDERFUL PAULA. TAMI AUSTIN, TEXAS item not reviewed by moderator and published
These took an extra 10 min. to cook, and they still didn't look done. They never browned on top. These biscuits were devoid of any moisture or buttery, cheesy flavor. Red Lobster must use an awful lot of butter/cheese in theirs in comparison to get their's to have that signature taste. item not reviewed by moderator and published
the best biscuits ever item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were good biscuits.. best straight out of the oven. Not Red Lobster good, but good in their own right. Will probably try with a different kind of cheese next time like pepperjack. Paula's cookbook (The Lady & Sons) has this recipe and it also calls for you to make garlic butter (recommended). Mine also didn't brown, but I guess they weren't supposed to? item not reviewed by moderator and published
I haven't ever served these that they aren't a complete hit! My son comes home from college just to eat these. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've made this quick buscuits several times, but today 11/27/05, I added 3/4 cup of white cheddar. The family loves it with there southern Grits. Do enjoy Tim item not reviewed by moderator and published
Quick and easy to make and the family loves them!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
They were pretty good. I forgot to butter them before putting them in the oven but buttered them after they came out. I also broiled the tops of the biscuits for a couple of minutes to give it that light golden brown color. Delicious!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These did not rise or brown. They probably didn't rise because of being cooked at 350 degrees. They also sort of spread out and they don't hold together well after being cooked. These are a NO to me. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were the first cheese biscuits I have ever made and they turned out GREAT!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
If you like Red Lobster biscuits you'll love these! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I don't usually make biscuits but these are very easy and yummy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These biscuits are a snap to make and are delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've made lots of biscuits, but Paula's technique of dropping them with an ice cream scoop clearly makes these the easiest to make. They also happen to be light, fluffy and delicious. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is simple..It was my first time making them. My biscuits didnt turn out good bc I didnt put enough salt in the mixture. The recipe only says "salt" and not an amount..Can someone post what they used so that I can make my batch perfect like yours..Thanks. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My sister's long time boyfriend told her he really loved her but if she could fix a homemade biscuit better than his favorite aunts he would marry her. Well Paula thank you because she is on her way down the aisle with this recipe!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I think that cheese biscuits are very good. The cheese just adds a different taste to a biscuit all together. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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