When you are preparing a brunch for family or for a light luncheon on the deck, try these biscuits. Really quite nice.
- 3 cups flour
- 3 tbsp. sugar
- 1 tbsp. plus 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- pinch of salt and pepper
- 3/4 cup finely chopped Granny Smith apple
- 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 10 tbsp. frozen butter, grated
- 3/4 cup whole milk
- 1 large egg, beaten
Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. Stir in the apple, cheese, butter and pepper. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add the milk and egg. Stir slowly to mix together until combined.
Transfer dough to a floured surface. Knead until it just comes together. Gently pat out into a 1 inch thick square.
With a floured knife, cut the dough into 16 pieces and set out on the baking sheet, spacing 1 inch apart.
Bake 15-18 minutes until the bottoms are a golden brown. Serve these warm with butter. Anything else is up to your imagination.