Ina's Buttermilk Cheddar Biscuits — Most Popular Pin of the Week

Ina's secret for the best biscuits: cold ingredients and dough that's not overworked.

BUTTERMILK CHEDDAR BISCUITS, Ina Garten, Barefoot Contessa/Breakfast Party, Food Network, All-­purpose Flour, Baking Powder, Kosher Salt, Unsalted Butter, Buttermilk, Extra-­Sharp Cheddar, Egg, Sea Salt

Photo by: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Matt Armendariz, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Since most biscuit recipes come together with just a few everyday ingredients — flour, butter and some kind of liquid, plus optional add-ins like cheese — the key to turning out the very best results is the technique used in prepping them. It's all about using cold ingredients and remembering to not overwork the dough. In this week's Most Popular Pin of the Week, Ina Garten starts with cold butter and buttermilk, and she makes sure to not overmix the dough as she's adding components. What results is flaky, buttery biscuits laced with gooey cheddar.

For more hearty recipes, check out Food Network's Let Cook Comfort Food board on Pinterest.

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