These light and flaky Cheddar Sun-Dried Tomato Biscuits are packed with shredded Farmhouse Cheddar Cheese and chopped Sun-Dried Tomatoes for a savory addition to #BrunchWeek!
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Today is my final recipe for 2018’s #BrunchWeek! I originally had scones in mind when putting together these Cheddar Sun-Dried Tomato Biscuits, but as I played around with the recipe they ended up being closer to biscuits with a light and flaky texture perfect for pairing with additional butter, more cheese, or even a slice or two of cured meat such as salami or Spanish chorizo.
I used cream to bring the dough together, but they would also be delicious with buttermilk. If you want to add a little green, mix in a couple of tablespoons or so of thinly sliced green onions or chives.
To make the biscuits as light as possible, work the dough just enough to bring everything together. Overworked dough becomes dense and tough. Get the dough ready quickly after the butter has been cut in. If you have to take a break, stick the dough in the refrigerator to keep the butter cold. The colder the butter, the flakier the biscuit. When using a cookie cutter, cut straight down. Don’t twist. Twisting the dough will seal it and keep the biscuits from rising.
These Cheddar Sun-Dried Tomato Biscuits include Farmhouse Reserve Cheddar from Cabot Cheese, Sun-Dried Tomatoes from Cento, and a tablespoon of Dixie Crystals sugar. Check out Monday’s Cà Phê Trứng (Vietnamese Egg Coffee) post for a great #BrunchWeek Giveaway with items from these brands and more!
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Cheddar Sun-Dried Tomato Biscuits Recipe
Adapted from Damn Delicious
Cheddar Sun-Dried Tomato Biscuits
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar I used Dixie Crystals
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 10 tablespoons unsalted butter chilled and diced
- 6 ounces shredded Cheddar cheese I used Cabot Farmhouse Reserve Cheddar
- 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil drained, pat dry, and finely chopped, I used Cento
- 1 1/4 cups heavy cream plus more for brushing
In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, granulated sugar, and salt.
Cut the butter into the flour using a dough blade, your fingers, or forks until the mixture becomes coarse and no pieces are larger than a pea.
Mix in the cheddar cheese and sun-dried tomatoes. Mix in the cream until just combined. Knead lightly to bring the dough together, but don’t overwork. If too dry, add a little more cream.
On a lightly floured surface, gently pat the dough down about 1 inch (2 1/2 cm) thick. Use a biscuit cutter (2 1/2-3 inches, 6 1/3-7 1/2 cm) to cut out circles of dough or a sharp knife to cut the dough into triangles. Transfer to prepared baking sheet about 1-2 inches apart.
Place the baking sheet in the freezer while the oven preheats to 425˚F.
Brush the tops of the biscuits with additional cream and bake in preheated oven until golden and flaky, about 15 minutes.
Serve warm with butter, slices of cheese, and even additional sun-dried tomatoes or slices of cured meat.