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Whole-Wheat Buttermilk Biscuits
© Jonny Valiant

Whole-Wheat Buttermilk Biscuits

  • ACTIVE: 15 MIN
  • TOTAL TIME: 50 MIN
  • SERVINGS: 9
  • MAKE-AHEAD
  • STAFF-FAVORITE
  • VEGETARIAN

Chef Lance Gummere makes these incredible biscuits with just a little bit of cheddar cheese to give them a savory flavor.

  1. 2 cups whole-wheat flour
  2. 1 tablespoon turbinado sugar
  3. 1 tablespoon baking powder
  4. 1 teaspoon salt
  5. 1/3 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  6. 1 stick cold unsalted butter, cubed
  7. 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons buttermilk
  1. Preheat the oven to 450°. In a large bowl, whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Whisk in the cheddar cheese. Using your fingers or a pastry blender, rub or cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse meal with some pea-size pieces remaining. Mix in the buttermilk, stirring, just until the dough holds together.
  2. On a lightly floured work surface, roll out the dough to a 7 1/2-inch square that's 3/4 inch thick. Cut the dough into nine 2 1/2-inch squares and transfer the squares to an ungreased baking sheet. Bake the biscuits for about 12 minutes, until golden brown on top. Let the biscuits cool slightly and serve.