2 cups flour
2 1/4 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
6 tbsp cold butter, cubed into 1/4 to 1/3 in cubes
3/4 cup buttermilk
3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
You’ll: Preheat the oven to 425.
Whisk together the dry ingredients. Using a pastry cutter, knead in the butter. It should look like coarse crumbs or lumpy sand. Mix in buttermilk and cheese, until just combined. With a floured hand, knead the dough together until it holds together.
Turn out on a floured surface and press until it’s about an inch thick. Using a 1 inch biscuit cutter, cut out your biscuits (you should get about two dozen total). Transfer to a baking sheet, pat remaining together and cut more biscuits until you’ve used up the dough.
Bake for about 10 minutes, routing the pans halfway through the cooking time. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.