Oh yes! I think I have reached to pinnacle of my biscuits journey. I have combined two of my favorite things to make this happen— It’s cheddar thyme biscuit y’all. If I never make another biscuit (suppressing a shudder) I would be content. These are like airy, light, tangy, cheesy bits of biscuit bliss.
I think by now there is no surprise in the fact that I love biscuits. Over the holidays, I kind of went down the rabbit holes with my adventures in biscuit making. It was the first time all year that I really just got to cook and enjoy eating communing with my family and friends. In my circle we are big lovers or all things with thyme and cheese. Honestly I should have named the blog Cheese thyme! So I decided to take our two great loves and combine them into one beautiful biscuit. I mean come on…. I had to do it!
Since I shared my Grandma flaky buttermilk biscuit and my husband’s Fool-Proof biscuit everyone has been calling – sending me their results. I have truly had a blast. Seeing all the pictures. A well made biscuits makes everything better.
It is actually ridiculous how happy this picture makes me. I mean do you see all that melted cheese and fresh thyme encased in that gloriously fluffy biscuit. It is enough to make a grown woman cry.
Oh smell that came from my oven.
…..the mouth watering Cheesy-ness.
…. Excitement abounded.
Make it today. This is my current happy place.
- 2 1/2 cup all purpose flour plus extra for dusting
- 2 tablespoon thyme
- 8 oz unsalted butter
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 8 oz cheddar cheese
- 2 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 teaspoon fresh black pepper
Preheat oven to 415 degrees.
Take butter and cut into cubes and place in the freeze.
In a food processor add flour, sugar, baking powder black pepper and salt. Pulse once to combine. Add the frozen cubed butter. Pulse to combine, until it forms a coarse meal (approximately 6-8 pulses).
Add flour mixture to a large bowl. Form a well in the middle and add buttermilk, cheddar and thyme. With a spatula or wooden spoon stir to combine. The second it starts to form a ball stop- do not over mix.
On a well floured board turn over to bowl. With a well floured rolling pin. Roll out the dough into a rectangular shape approximately 1 inch high. Fold the dough oven on itself 2 times. Repeat 4 times. This is what gives the biscuits its layers.
Roll into a rectangle. Using a biscuit cutter or cup make 8 biscuits.
Place on baking tray and bake for approximately 12-14 mins. Check the bottom to make sure it is golden brown.
Note: You can brush the biscuits with melted salted butter for extra Noms!