Simple recipe for how to bake cheddar cheese biscuits that are buttery, flakey and simple to make in the oven. Fresh baked and similar to Red Lobster's Cheddar Bay biscuits.
cold lard or butter
grated cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 400F.
In a bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda.
Using a pastry blender, cut in the lard/butter and grated cheddar cheese, until well incorporated into the dry ingredients and there are small little bits of the butter/lard throughout the flour.
Pour in the milk and using your hands, gently mix together to incorporate the milk into the dry ingredients to make the biscuit batter. Be careful not to overmix the batter.
Pat onto a floured surface to an even thickness of around 3/4-1 inch thick. Using a circle biscuit cutter, cut out biscuits and place on a baking sheet.
Bake in the 400F oven for 16 minutes, or until they just start to brown.
Cool on a wire rack.
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