Friday, December 09, 2005

Cheddar and Ham Biscuits

This recipe is from a friend of a friend and was given to me years ago. These are very tasty, and will keep for 4 or 5 days, if you didn't gobble them down as soon as they came out of the oven, like we usually do!

3 cups flour
1 tb dried rosemary
1 tb baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
3/4 cup butter, cut into small pieces
1 cup grated cheddar
3/4 cup chopped ham
1 cup buttermilk

Preheat oven to 400'. If you have a pestle and mortar, grind the rosemary until fragrant. If you don't have a p&m, place the rosemary on a cutting board and roll over it a few times with a rolling pin or heavy jar. Combine the flour, rosemary, baking powder salt and pepper in a large bowl. Cut in the butter with a pastry cutter or your fingers. Stir in the buttermilk just until it forms a dough. It will be crumbly. Turn out and knead to incorporate any loose crumbs. Pat the dough into a 6 inch square and cut into biscuits. Transfer to a baking sheet and cook, turning halfway until cooked through, 30 to 40 minutes.

1 comment:

Punky said...

Those look great. I make a ham and cheese muffin and love it. I may have to give these a try. Thanks for sharing.