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Easy Baking Powder Biscuits with Cheddar

You’re going to wonder where these Baking Powder Biscuits have been all your life!

Stack of baking powder biscuits next to a bowl of soup.

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I sure hope you’re excited because you, my friends, are in for a very special treat. These AMAZING Baking Powder Biscuits are one of the best things that has ever happened to me. For real!

The first time I tasted these beauties was when my bestie made them for me a few years ago to dunk into her amazing beef stew. (and by beef stew I mean the holy grail of all beef stews, fully loaded with chunks of organic beef, diced tomatoes, carrots, potatoes and green peas, baked for hours in a cast iron pot in her oven… drooling yet?)

I was very hesitant to try a biscuit, because ‘baking powder biscuit’ sounds awful. The only reason I gave it a shot is because my best friend just so happens to be the best baker I know. I figure if anyone is going to make a biscuit worth eating, it’s going to be her.

I will honestly will never forget that day so long as I live.

This baking powder biscuit recipe was handed down to my friend by her grandma, passed with excitement to me, and now has been typed out with love for you all to read. I hope you get as much pleasure from this recipe as we have and look forward to hearing from you about it!

Bowl of baking powder biscuits next to a bowl of soup.

What are baking powder biscuits?

Baking powder biscuits are little drops of heaven.

They are generally made with flour, baking powder, butter and milk. The baking powder is used instead of yeast, so there is no waiting on the dough to rise. This makes them a great option for a quick side kick for soups and stews.

This recipe for Easy Baking Powder Biscuits with Cheddar has flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, grated cheddar cheese, butter and milk.

Stack of baking powder biscuits next to a bowl of soup.

How to make baking powder biscuits

In half an hour you will have hot and delicious baking powder biscuits on your table!

Heat your oven to 425° and spray a couple of 8/9″ cake pans with spray oil. In a medium mixing bowl combine flour, salt, baking powder, sugar, grated cheddar cheese and mix. Cut the butter into the flour mixture using a pastry cutter until the dough resembles course crumbles.

Pour in the milk and using a fork, mix until the dough just starts to come together. Knead the dough for 16-20 times, until the dough is mostly formed. I like a rustic look and the less you knead it, the more pastry-like the biscuits will be. The more you knead the dough, the more like buns they become.

Using your hands, push the dough out onto a floured surface until it is roughly 1/2″ thick. Again, I use my hands rather than a rolling pin for the rustic look and texture. Use a 3″ round cookie cutter to cut out the biscuits and space them evenly onto the  greased pans. Continue to reform the dough and cut out biscuits until you have as many biscuits as you can get.

Bake at 425° for 15-20 minutes. Serve hot with butter or just by themselves. Yum!

Process collage.

How long do Biscuits last after baking?

Biscuits are best eaten right away, while they are still warm, however if you happen to have leftovers, they will be okay left at room temperature for a day or two.

Whenever I have leftover soup, chilli or stew, I will keep my leftover biscuits on my counter, sealed in a container with a tight fitting lid. Otherwise I freeze them in heavy-duty freezer bags! They will keep well for 2-3 months in the freezer, although I’ve dug some out months afterwards that still tasted decent.

Bowl of baking powder biscuits next to a bowl of soup.

What goes with baking powder biscuits?

Here is a list of my favourite dishes to add these baking powder biscuits to:

Hearty Hamburger Soup next to a baking powder biscuit.

Here are some other recipes you might like:

Pepperoni Stuffed Pizza Crust

Quick Pull-Apart Dinner Rolls

Cheesy Focaccia Flatbread

Epic Yam Fries with Chipotle Mayo

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These Easy Baking Powder Biscuits are loaded with cheddar, butter and a whole-lota yum. On the table in 30 minutes, these beauties are quick and delicious!
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5 from 13 votes

Easy Baking Powder Biscuits with Cheese

These Easy Baking Powder Biscuits are loaded with cheddar, butter and a whole-lota yum. On the table in 30 minutes, these beauties are quick and delicious!
Course Bread, Side Dish
Cuisine Canadian
Keyword baking powder biscuits
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 10 biscuits
Author Aleta

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 2/3 cup milk

Instructions

Equipment Needed

Directions

  • Heat oven to 425° and spray the cake pans with spray oil. In a medium mixing bowl combine the flour, salt, baking powder, sugar, grated cheddar cheese and mix. Cut the butter into the flour mixture using a pastry cutter until the dough resembles course crumbles. 
  • Pour in the milk and using a fork, mix until the dough just starts to come together. Knead the dough 16-20 times, until the dough is mostly formed. I like a rustic look and the less you knead it, the more pastry-like the biscuits will be. The more you knead the dough, the more like buns they become.
  • Using your hands, push the dough out onto a floured surface until it is roughly 1/2″ thick. Again, I use my hands rather than a rolling pin for the rustic look and texture. Use a 3″ round cookie cutter to cut out the biscuits and space them evenly onto the greased pans. Continue to reform the dough and cut out biscuits until you have as many biscuits as you can get. I usually get around 10.
  • Bake at 425° for 15-20 minutes. Serve hot with butter or just by themselves. Yum!

28 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I love a good biscuit recipe for fall soups as well as breakfast and brunch on the weekend topped with eggs. These look like a great biscuit recipe!

  2. Nena Sinclair

    5 stars
    I love baking powder biscuits and they’re great when you add fresh (or even dried) herbs, too!

  3. 5 stars
    Your step by step photos are so clear and I know exactly how each step should look! Cant beat baking instructions that make it so easy to succeed! I love that you can make these so quickly to go with a big bowl of soup!

  4. 5 stars
    I love the step by step photos! Homemade biscuits are the best! I can’t wait to try these.

  5. 5 stars
    Anything with cheese and I’m in! Love cheddar biscuits and these look absolutely amazing! So comforting, especially with a hearty bowl of soup or chowder! Yum! 🙂

  6. 5 stars
    I LOVE that you don’t have to wait for these biscuits to rise. Easy and delicious! What else can you ask for?

  7. I never made biscuits before and I cannot believe they’re so easy and quick to make! This recipe looks absolutely delicious and the cheddar addition is the cherry on top!

  8. 5 stars
    Biscuits with chowder or meat + veggie stew, that’s like my fav thing in the world. Especially during Fall and Winter. I love how delicious your biscuits looks. I want one or two right now. So yummy!

  9. 5 stars
    These biscuits look so fluffy and light! I love that they use baking powder instead so there’s no waiting for the dough to rise – such a good option when you’re in a pinch!

  10. 5 stars
    I love biscuits and the simplicity of this recipe! thanks for sharing your step by step instructions.

  11. 5 stars
    My sister just opened up a food truck and everything has to be prepared on the truck. She makes her own artisan dough for sliders and has been struggling with yeast lately. I’m going to pass this recipe along to her to because she loves biscuits and gravy and as long as she doesn’t have to deal with yeast, she’ll love this recipe!

  12. 5 stars
    I really want to make these. We don’t have them in the UK. They look to be halfway between a bread roll and a scone. I definitely want to make them.

  13. 5 stars
    These look amazing! Super easy and the best kind of comfort food. Love the easy list of ingredients and what a perfect recipe to always have on hand.

  14. 5 stars
    First of all, your photos are gorgeous! My family loves having biscuits and bread with dinner and I’m always looking for an easy recipe that isn’t store-bought. These baking powder biscuits look like perfection! I’m really excited to try these. The fact that there’s cheese in the recipe is a double bonus! Yum!!

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