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Fluffy Buttermilk Biscuits with Cheddar Cheese & Rosemary

Like most people I am more than ready for this winter to be done so I can feel the sun and enjoy the amzing things that the warmer seasons have to offer.  As with many other cooks, I get through the tough winters by preparing dishes that either remind me of summer or bring me comfort.
Today it’s all about comfort and the beauty of a delicious biscuit! I came home today desiring something savory and this biscuit is what I came up with. The dough is light and fluffy, while the cheddar and rosemary take it to the next level.  These can be eaten alone, with some butter or you could opt to add a little ham and voila you have a wonderful sandwich! Either way it’s a path to complete satisfaction of your taste buds……

You will need…
2 C All purpose flour
1 Tbsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp table salt
¼ C shortening
1 ½ C buttermilk
1 tsp finely minced dried rosemary
1 ¼ C grated cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 425 degrees
In a large mixing bowl add flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and mix well. With a pastry cutter or a fork, cut in the shortening and incorporate until the mixture takes on the appearance of course crumbs.
Pour in the buttermilk and stir and then add the cheese and rosemary. Important to note- Sometimes you may need to add a little more buttermilk, depending on the degree of humidity in the air and/or the brand of flour. What you’re seeking is for the dough to be sticky but not wet. With a ½ C measure scoop up the dough and place on an ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake the biscuits for 15 minutes or until they become slightly browned and golden.

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