Cheddar and Chive Biscuits
2 cups flour
4 ½ teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into cubes
1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
2 tablespoon chopped fresh chives (stem and or blossoms)
3/4 cup buttermilk
2 tablespoons melted butter, for brushing
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a large bowl, stir together flour, baking powder and salt until evenly distributed. Sprinkle over butter cubes, then use a pastry cutter or two knives to break up the butter into pea-sized pieces. Then stir in the cheddar and chives.
Pour in the buttermilk and stir with a fork until evenly moistened. Press dough together into a loose ball with your hands then transfer to a lightly floured surface. (if you're dough isn't coming together, add a tbsp at a time of buttermilk until it does)
Using your hands bring the dough together and flatten into a disk about 1/2 inch thick. Use a round cookie cutter (approx 2 inch) to cut circle shapes and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Continue to bring your dough together and cut round pieces until all your dough is used.
Bake biscuits for 12-15 minutes (this will depend how large your cutter was) or until biscuits are golden brown. Brush with the melted butter soon as they are removed from the oven. Enjoy!
Recipe adapted from Love and Olive Oil's Cheddar Chive Biscuits