Cheesy-Garlic Buttermilk Biscuits

Makes approximately 8-10 large biscuits. Prep Time: 15 mins; Cook Time: 10-14 minutes
adapted from the 2007 Cooks Illustrated November Edition. This is my favourite magazine, I got them from a friend as a present and LOVE them!!

Ingredients


2 cups (10 ounces) unbleached all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon sugar
3/4 teaspoon table salt
1 cup Homemade Buttermilk
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly (about 5 minutes)
1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
2 Garlic Cloves, Chopped
1/4 cup Shredded Cheddar (or any hard cheese you like really, I used gouda this time)

Equipment Needed

Medium Mixing Bowl
Measuring Cups & Spoons
Whisk
Plastic Spatula
Cookie Pan

  1. Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 475°F. Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, and salt in large bowl.
  2. Add garlic, garlic powder and cheese, mix well with plastic spatula.
  3.  Combine homemade buttermilk and melted butter in the same jar you used to make the buttermilk in, and shake it up until combined.
  4. Add buttermilk mixture to dry ingredients and stir with rubber spatula until just incorporated and batter pulls away from sides of bowl. 
  5. Using greased 1/4-cup dry measure, scoop level amount of batter and drop onto parchment-lined rimmed baking sheet (biscuits should measure about 2 1/4 inches in diameter and 1 1/4 inches high). 
  6. Repeat with remaining batter, spacing biscuits about 1 1/2 inches apart. 
  7. Bake until tops are golden brown and crisp, 10 to 12 minutes.

Serve with butter or gravy or just eat them!!