The amount of biscuits on this blog might be getting a little excessive. Is that a thing when it comes to biscuits though?
Biscuits are where I end up when I just want to relax in the kitchen. Making them is just soothing to me. It's cheaper than therapy!
These are the perfect biscuits for your Easter table, or to take along for a spring or summer picnic. So dang good. Pimento cheese and buttermilk biscuits were always meant to be friends. I'm so glad I finally introduced them!
Pimento Cheese Biscuits
makes 12-14 biscuits
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more for topping
8 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 cup chopped fresh chives
1 (4 oz.) jar of sliced pimentos, drained and chopped
1 cup cold buttermilk
1 egg, beaten, for brushing
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
Whisk flour, baking powder, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Add the butter and use a pastry cutter or your fingers to incorporate it until the mixture is coarse and crumbly. Stir in the cheese, chives, and pimentos. Add the buttermilk and stir until just combined.
Turn the dough out onto a well-floured surface and knead a few times until it holds together. Shape the dough to about 1/2 inch thickness. Use a floured biscuit cutter to cut out the dough and transfer to the baking sheets. (Gather up the scraps to make more biscuits as needed.)
Brush the top of each biscuit with the beaten egg and top with a bit more black pepper. Bake for 18-20 minutes, until the tops are golden brown. Cool slightly on a wire rack before serving warm!