Monday, April 28, 2014

Ham and Cheese Biscuits

2 cups flour
2 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar ( powder, not sauce)
1/2 cup cold butter
1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
1/2 cup chopped ham
1 cup cold milk

Stir together, flour sugar, salt, baking powder and cream of tartar. 

Cut in cold butter until crumbly.  (I use my hands to 'squish' cold butter into dry ingredients)

Fold in grated cheese and ham.  Pour in milk and stir to combine.  Turn out on floured surface and knead a few times and roll into half the thickness of biscuit you want as a finished product. 

Cut with round or square cookie cutter. 

Place on greased cookie sheet or greased baking pan, close together for soft sides or further apart for crispy sides.  Brush with milk to brown top.

Bake at 450 degrees for about 12 to 15 minutes or until cooked thoroughly.

Serve warm with butter.