These little beauties help me feel less deprived by my gluten free diet. They taste just as good as Grandma’s. Maybe better. Sorry, Grandma, not sorry.
The Stuff You Need:
2 cups All Purpose Gluten Free Flour
1 teaspoon Xanthan Gum (skip this if your flour mix already contains it)
1 teaspoon Psyllium Husk Powder
1/4 cup Corn Starch
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt
1 teaspoon Garlic powder
1 teaspoon dried Parsley
5 ounces sharp Cheddar Cheese, grated (dryer cheese is better)
4 Tablespoons unsalted Butter (half a stick), cold almost frozen*** and cut into small pieces or shredded
3/4 cup Buttermilk*
How To Do This:
- Lightly oil and flour an 8″ pie pan and set aside.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- In a large bowl, mix all the dry ingredients up to the parsley.
- Toss your grated cheese into the flour mixture and stir to combine.
- Add the butter pieces and combine using a pastry cutter or two forks, until all the butter has been cut into tiny, flour covered lumps.
- Make a little well in the flour mixture in the middle of the bowl and pour in your buttermilk.
- Mix and struggle using your hands to combine. You know you’ve done this right when your dough is more or less the consistency of play-dough, but still a tiny bit crumbly.
- Wash your hands and divide dough into 10 roughly equal portions, about 2.3oz each. Shape the biscuits with your hands.
- Place the biscuits in your prepared 8″ pie pan.
- Bake for at least 25 minutes; a little longer if needed to reach golden brownness on the tops.
- Allow to cool in the baking pan for 5 minutes before serving.**
*Don’t have buttermilk on hand? I don’t either. But, don’t despair, you can still make this recipe. Put 1 teaspoon vinegar in a glass or plastic measuring cup. then add 3/4 cup milk to the vinegar and let it sit for at least 5 minutes. Instant buttermilk.
**These will dry out fast, so wrap any leftover biscuits in plastic and refrigerate
***Try placing your half stick of butter in the freezer for a few minutes so you can grate it more easily before it starts to melt on you. That might piss you off but I’m just looking out for you because I care.
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