Biscuits are definitely a big comfort food for me…slathered in good butter and maybe some sausage and gravy 🙂 I wanted to make some that were a bit healthier than the usual, but still with great texture and flavor. Since I’ve been growing herbs, I thought thyme seemed like a good choice, especially as a side for pork chops.
The dough comes together quite easily. Mix together the flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder. Cut in the chilled butter with two forks or a pastry cutter. I just got my first pastry cutter (I know, I’m behind the times), and I love it! It makes the process of incorporating the butter so easy. Stir in the thyme and cheddar cheese. Add in the buttermilk. You will have a soft dough, turn it out onto a floured surface and knead lightly.
Fold over on itself about 4-5 times and then pat into a rectangle about 1/2-3/4 inch thick. This recipe makes 6 small biscuits. I don’t have a biscuit cutter, so I just cut mine into squares. I love the flecks of thyme and cheddar you can see throughout the dough. Brush with extra buttermilk, and bake in a 400 degree oven for 10-15 minutes, until golden.
These came out very savory from the thyme and cheddar, perfect as a side for our pork chops! Hope you all have a great weekend! I’m about to brave the grocery store with both Ryan and Malia, hoping we don’t have any meltdowns 🙂
Thyme and Cheddar Buttermilk Biscuits
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1.5 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
2 T butter, chilled and cubed
1/2 tsp chopped thyme
1 slice cheddar cheese
1/2 cup buttermilk plus extra for topping
Mix together flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in thyme and cheddar cheese. Finally, add buttermilk. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface. Knead, turning dough over on itself 4-5 times to create flaky layers. Pat into a disk or rectangle. Cut out with biscuit cutter or just cut with a knife into squares. I made 6 small biscuits. Bake at 400 degrees F for 12-15 minutes.