Cheese Biscuits with Ham

These made-from-scratch cheese biscuits are a comforting Southern snack.

Cheese Biscuits with Ham
Makes about 24
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Ingredients
  1. 3 cups self-rising flour
  2. 1/2 cup cold butter, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  3. 1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  4. 1 tablespoon minced fresh chives
  5. 1 1/4 cups whole buttermilk
  6. 1 pound ham, sliced 1/8 inch thick, slices halved crosswise
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450°. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, cut butter into flour using a pastry blender until crumbly. Stir in cheese and chives. Gradually add buttermilk, stirring just until moistened.
  3. Turn out dough onto a lightly floured surface, and knead 5 times. Pat out dough to ¾-inch thickness. Using a 2-inch round cutter, cut dough, gently re-rolling scraps to use all dough. Place on prepared pan.
  4. Bake until lightly browned, 8 to 10 minutes. Let cool for 15 minutes; halve biscuits, and serve immediately with ham.
Notes
  1. Unbaked biscuits can be frozen for up to 1 month. Bake frozen biscuits at 375° until golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes.
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2016-05-24T12:46:35+00:00