Cheddar Ranch Biscuits

makes about 20 biscuits

 

1 pkg active dry yeast

1/4 cup warm water (105° to 115°F)

3 cups flour

1 Tbsp baking powder

1/4 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

One 1oz pkg ranch dressing mix

1/2 cup cold butter

1/2 cup sliced green onions

2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese

1 1/4 cups buttermilk

 

Preheat oven to 400°.  Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper; set aside.  In a small bowl, combine the yeast and warm water; set aside.

 

In a large bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and dressing mix.  Cut in the butter, using a pastry blender or fork, until the mixture forms coarse crumbs.

 

Place the green onions in a small microwavable bowl.  Cover the bowl with plastic wrap, leaving a small place unsealed to vent; microwave on high for 30 seconds.  Cool for about 2 minutes.

 

Add cheese to flour mixture and toss until well combined.  Stir in the yeast mixture, onions, and buttermilk all at once until a soft dough forms.  Drop by 1/2 cupfuls onto the prepared baking sheet, leaving 2 to 3" between the biscuits.

 

Bake 16 to 20 minutes or until puffed and light golden brown.  Serve warm.

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