4 cups all-purpose flour
2 Tbs. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. freshly ground pepper
16 Tbs. (2 sticks) cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1/3 cup chopped fresh chives
2 cups buttermilk
2 Tbs. Wholesome Organic Raw Honey
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
In a bowl combine flour, baking powder, salt and pepper and mix. Cut butter into 8 slices per stick and add to flour mixture. With a pastry cutter, or in my case, very clean hands, cut and mash butter into flour until small clumps form. Mix in cheese and chives. With a wooden spoon, gently stir in buttermilk and organic raw honey.
Once all the liquid has mixed with the flour, gently knead the dough about 4 times. Do not over-knead, you will be breaking down the gluten results in a biscuit rock.
On a lightly floured surface, gently flatten dough out 2 inch thick circle. Using a large round cookie cutter, cut out circles and place on cookie sheet. Repeat until you have no dough left.
Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes or until light golden brown.
Recipe Source: Jackie Bruchez – The Seaside Baker
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