Cheesy Biscuits with Maddie Day

(With thanks to The Tassajara Bread Book for inspiration)

1 c whole wheat flour, plus extra for kneading
1 c unbleached white flour
1 T baking powder
½ t salt
½ c butter, cut in half-inch cubes
2 eggs
½ c milk
1 c grated pepper jack or sharp cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Mix the dry ingredients.

Cut butter into the flour mix, until mostly peasized pieces. Make a well in the middle and add the eggs and milk, mixing with a fork in the well.

Add the cheese and stir all with a fork, until liquid and cheese are just blended with the flour. Do not overmix.

Sprinkle some flour on a flat surface and on the dough. Scrape the dough out of the bowl onto the surface, rubbing flour around the inside of the bowl until clean.

Lightly knead the dough until it comes together.

Flour a rolling pin. Roll the dough to a half-inch thickness. Fold in thirds. Roll, fold, and repeat several times.

Cut with a 2-inch biscuit cutter or drinking glass and position on a baking sheet. You don’t need more than half an inch in between.

Bake for about ten minutes or until risen and golden brown on top.

Serve warm with miso or meat gravy, apple butter, or honey.


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Nursing a broken heart, Robbie Jordan is trading in her life on the West Coast for the rolling hills of southern Indiana. After paying a visit to her Aunt Adele, she fell in love with the tiny town of South Lick. And when she spots a For Sale sign on a rundown country store, she decides to snap it up and put her skills as a cook and a carpenter to use. Everyone in town shows up for the grand re-opening of Pans ‘n Pancakes, but when the mayor’s disagreeable assistant is found dead, Robbie realizes that not all press is good press. With all eyes on her, she’ll have to summon her puzzle-solving skills to clear her name, unscramble the town’s darkest secrets, and track down a cold-blooded killer—before she’s the next to die…

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