Derby Cheese and Herb Biscuits

Derby Cheese and Herb Biscuits
Teresa Blackburn
  • Yield: 1


3cups all-purpose flour
4teaspoons baking powder
3/4teaspoon cream of tartar
1teaspoon salt
2tablespoons sugar
3/4cup (1 ½ sticks) butter
1cup milk
1 egg
1cup grated Derby-style or Cheddar cheese
2tablespoons chopped fresh chives (or herbs of your choice)


  1. Preheat oven to 450F.
  2. Place flour, baking powder, cream or tartar, salt and sugar in a large bowl. With 2 butter knives or a pastry cutter, cut in butter until mixture resembles small peas.
  3. Beat milk, egg, grated cheese and herbs with a fork.
  4. Mix wet ingredients with the flour mixture until it forms a soft dough. Do not overmix.
  5. Scoop biscuits with a 1/4-cup ice cream scoop onto a parchment-covered cookie sheet. Place cookie sheet in upper third of oven, and bake 10 to 12 minutes, until golden brown. Remove from oven and let stand for 5 minutes. Makes 12 biscuits.

Recipe courtesy of Double Brook Farm, Hopewell, N.J.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 278
  • Fat 16g
  • Cholesterol 60mg
  • Sodium 430mg
  • Carbohydrate 27g
  • Fiber 1g
  • Protein 7g