Recipe: Cheddar and Sausage Biscuits
When the cold weather hits, there’s nothing I like more than a couple freshly baked biscuits alongside some creamy soup. I’m always so surprised when someone has never tried their hand at making biscuits at home. It’s extremely easy and you once you are comfortable with a base recipe, you can add-in some extra delicious ingredients like in this case; pork sausage and cheddar cheese.
The sausages I used here are from Irvings Farms, an Albertan pork producer. These sausages are highly addictive and they are always available through Spud Calgary. I’m always happy when they arrive at my doorstep every week. Anyway, onto the baking!
What you’ll need…
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cane sugar
1/2 teaspoon chili flakes
1/4 teaspoon salt
5 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 cooked pork sausages (halved and thinly sliced)
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, plus 1/3 cup for topping biscuits
3/4 cup half and half
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Place the first 5 dry ingredients in a large bowl and stir to combine.
Blend butter in flour mixture with clean hands or fork.
Add-in sliced sausage and cheese and stir until mixed in.
Pour cream over dry ingredients and stir until flour is moistened. Do not over mix.
Lightly dust a clean surface with flour and place dough onto it. Gently form into a circular shape, approximately 1 1/2″ thick and cut into 8 even pieces.
Brush tops of each biscuit with cream and sprinkle cheese over top.
Bake for 18 minutes or until golden brown.
Yields 12 biscuits
Total cook time…20 min