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cheese biscuits recipe | cheddar cheese biscuits recipe

these yummy cheese biscuits have a crisp texture on the outside and are soft on the inside like bread.

4.5 from 2 votes
total time:
45minutes

cheese biscuits recipe with step by step photos. cheese biscuits are a delightful warm savory snack that can be had with a hot mug of coffee or tea. these cheese biscuits are one of the best baked recipes, i have made. these are slightly crisp, soft and have a light texture. making cheese biscuits is also very easy.

cheese biscuits

these cheddar cheese biscuits were so good that we finished it in two days. it was our tea time snack and munch-in between snack. the recipe has been adapted from simplyrecipes.

suggestions for making cheese biscuits

  • i have used cheddar cheese in the recipe. you can even use parmesan cheese.
  • various herbs or spices can be added in the biscuits as per your liking.
  • for an indian flavor, you can add some carom seeds (ajwain) and cumin seeds (jeera).
  • you can also add some scallions (spring onions) or garlic in the recipe.

these cheese biscuits have a slight crisp texture on the outside and are soft on the inside like bread. they are not what we indians call as biscuits, crisp outside as well as inside.

the term biscuit is used for two different products in america and the common wealth nations, including united kingdom. the  wikipedia says:

that in the united states a biscuit is similar to a scone and is a small, soft, leavened bread. in southern parts of america, there is a variation where the biscuits are like the british variety of biscuits which are crisp and hard.

in commonwealth english a biscuit is small, crisp, sweet and hard baked product that is similar to a cookie or a cracker of the united states and canada.

so these cheese biscuits are the american version – soft and light.

cheese biscuit recipe

if you are looking for more cheese recipes then do check:

cheese biscuits

4.5 from 2 votes
Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:25 mins
Total Time:45 mins
these yummy cheese biscuits have a crisp texture on the outside and are soft on the inside like bread.
cheese biscuits recipe | cheddar cheese biscuits recipe
Course:breakfasts,side,snacks
Cuisine:world
Servings:25 cheese biscuits
Calories:77kcal

INGREDIENTS FOR cheese biscuits

(1 CUP = 250 ML)

dry ingredients for cheese biscuits

  • 200 grams all purpose flour (maida) or 2 cups
  • 1.5 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper or red chili powder (lal mirch powder)
  • ¼ to ½ teaspoon crushed black pepper or black pepper powder

other ingredients for cheese biscuits

  • 100 grams cold butter (unsalted) or ¾ cup chilled butter cubes - salted butter can also be added
  • 100 grams cheddar cheese or 1.5 cups grated cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup chilled buttermilk - instead of buttermilk, you can also add chilled milk
  • a bit of sea salt or rock salt or black salt - for sprinkling, as required

HOW TO MAKE cheese biscuits

making cheese biscuits dough

  • in a mixing bowl, take all the dry ingredients mentioned above. 
  • mix very well. you can also sift the dry ingredients with a seive if you want.
  • chop cold butter in small cubes and add them to the flour. 
  • mix the butter pieces with your finger tips with the flour mixture until the whole mixture resembles breadcrumbs. if the butter melts while mixing, keep the mixture in the fridge for few minutes and then start again. you can also use a stand mixer to mix the butter in the flour.
  • grate the cheese and add to the flour butter mixture. while grating cheese you can keep the flour-butter mixture in the fridge. 
  • mix well with a spatula or spoon.
  • add ½ cup chilled buttermilk. if you have fresh curd, then dissolve 2 tablespoons chilled curd in ⅓ cup cold water to make buttermilk.
  • mix and bring the whole mixture together. do not knead. buttermilk is added to bind the mixture. so just mix and gather till the mixture comes together in one large dough. in case the butter starts melting, then keep the dough covered in the fridge for about 15 to 20 minutes.

making cheese biscuits

  • before baking preheat the oven to 200 degree celsius for 15 minutes. place the dough on a floured surface.
  • with a rolling pin (belan), gently roll to a square of 8 x 8 inch square.
  • then cut into 2 x 2 inch squares. if the butter starts to look melted, then keep the cheese squares covered in the fridge for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • place the cheese squares in a greased or lined baking tray. sprinkle the biscuit squares with some sea salt or rock salt (pink salt) or black salt. 

baking cheese biscuits

  • place in the preheated oven.
  • bake cheese biscuits for 20 to 25 minutes or till the tops are golden.
  • while still hot, remove the cheese biscuits. keep to cool on a wire rack. if you keep the cheese biscuits in the baking tray for cooling, they become moist from the base due to heat evaporation. 
  • once they are cooled on the wire rack, then store cheese biscuits in an air tight container. you can also serve them warm or at room temperature. leftovers can be refrigerated and then warmed in a pan or oven before serving.
  • enjoy the cheese biscuits as a delicious tea time snack.
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how to make cheese biscuits recipe

making dough

1. in a mixing bowl, take  2 cups all purpose flour (200 grams).

making cheese biscuits recipe

2 add 1.5 teaspoons baking powder, ¼ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper (or red chilli powder), ¼ to ½ teaspoon crushed black pepper (or black pepper powder).

making cheese biscuits recipe

3. mix very well. you can also sift the dry ingredients with a seive if you want.

making cheese biscuits recipe

4. now add 100 grams cold butter which have been chopped in cubes. in cup measure, use ¾ cup chopped chilled butter cubes.

making cheese biscuits recipe

5. mix the butter pieces with your fingertips with the flour mixture until the whole mixture resembles breadcrumbs. if the butter melts while mixing, keep the mixture in the fridge for few minutes and then start again. you can also use a stand mixer to mix the butter in the flour.

making cheese biscuits recipe

6. add 100 grams cheddar cheese or 1.5 cups grated cheddar cheese. you can also use vegetarian parmesan cheese instead of cheddar cheese.

making cheese biscuits recipe

7. mix well with a spatula or spoon.

making cheese biscuits recipe

8. add ½ cup chilled buttermilk. if you have fresh curd, then dissolve 2 tablespoons chilled curd (yogurt) in ⅓ cup cold water to make buttermilk.

making cheese biscuits recipe

9. mix and bring the whole mixture together. do not knead. buttermilk is added to bind the mixture. so just mix and gather till the mixture comes together in one large dough. in case the butter starts melting, then keep the dough covered in the fridge for about 15 to 20 minutes. in case dough looks sticky and moist, then sprinkle some flour. if the dough looks dry, then add some more chilled buttermilk or cold water.

making cheese biscuits recipe

making cheese biscuits

10. before baking preheat the oven to 200 degree celsius for 15 minutes. place the dough on a floured surface.

making cheese biscuits recipe

11. with a rolling pin (belan), gently roll to a square of 8 x 8 inch square.

making cheese biscuits recipe

12. then cut into 2 x 2 inch squares. if the butter starts to look melted, then keep the cheese squares covered in the fridge for 15 to 20 minutes.

making cheese biscuits recipe

13. place the cheese squares in a greased or lined baking tray. sprinkle the biscuit squares with some sea salt or rock salt (pink salt) or black salt.

making cheese biscuits recipe

baking cheese biscuits

14. place the baking tray in the preheated oven.

making cheese biscuits recipe

15. bake cheese biscuits for 20 to 25 minutes or till the tops are golden. timing varies from oven to oven. so do keep a check as it can take less or more time in your oven than what is mentioned in the recipe.

cheese biscuits recipe

16. while still hot, remove the cheese biscuits. keep to cool on a wire rack. if you keep the cheese biscuits in the baking tray for cooling, they become moist from the base due to heat evaporation. once they are cooled on the wire rack, then store cheddar cheese biscuits in an air-tight container. you can also serve them warm or at room temperature. leftovers can be refrigerated and then warmed in a pan or oven before serving.

cheese biscuits recipe

17. enjoy the cheese biscuits as a delicious tea time snack.

cheese biscuits recipe


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dassana amit

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i started vegrecipesofindia.com in feb 2009. it is a pure vegetarian blog and shares recipes with step by step photos that will help you to make delicious and tasty vegetarian food easily.

i am passionate about cooking from childhood and learnt cooking from my elders. having a home science degree greatly enhanced my cooking & baking skills and took it to a different level which i now share as foolproof recipes. i was trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.

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52 comments/reviews

  1. Thank u … I have tried many recipes from ur website all turned out v good…And any small query I have , u always answer them… Thank u

  2. Dear Dassana,
    How are you? Loved the new design of the blog! ?
    Coming to this recipe, please tell me 1.5 cups of cheese would be equal to how many cubes of Amul cheese?

    Regards,
    Neeti

  3. Hi Dassana,

    The biscuits look great and I’d love to try them. Could you tell me how many grams of butter would 7tbsp be?

    Regards,
    Garima

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