Pimentos and cheese are a classic combination, so why not make it into a biscuit? These Pimento Cheese Biscuits remind me of those cheddar biscuits you get at barbeque restaurants. The pimentos add a wonderful peppery flavor similar to bell peppers.
How do you make Pimento Cheese Biscuits?
Preheat your oven to 425. Stir together flour, baking powder, sugar and salt in a large mixing bowl. Cut butter into the flour mixture until it resembles rough crumbs then mix in the cheddar cheese. Pour in the buttermilk and pimentos stir until it forms a rough ball.
Turn the dough out onto a well-floured surface and pat it down into a rough rectangle, about an inch thick. Fold it over and gently pat it down again. Cut dough into biscuits using a floured glass or biscuit cutter. Do not twist cutter when cutting; this crimps the edges of the biscuit and impedes its rise.
Place biscuits on a cookie sheet and bake until golden brown, approximately 12-15 minutes depending on how thick your biscuits are. Move hot biscuits to a baking rack to cool.
It's very important to drain the pimentos very well otherwise the biscuits can became too gummy. Also, these biscuits are best served fresh. To reheat them I highly recommend popping them into the oven until warm. If you use a microwave, they become soggy.
What do you serve with cheesy biscuits?
You can eat these biscuits with some sliced ham in the middle for a delicious breakfast or brunch. You could also just serve them as a side to some pulled pork or fried chicken dinner. I like to eat them as is hot out of the oven!Print
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