Cheddar Breakfast Biscuits [RECIPE]

Good Afternoon Everyone!

I hope you’re having a wonderful Saturday. I woke up this morning yearning to sink my teeth into a giant, fluffy biscuit. Where I come from, fried chicken is a breakfast food, and basically everything can go in a biscuit. In fact, I’ll tell you one of my favorite places to get super cheap, but oh-so-delicious breakfast food. It’s a teeny, tiny cafe called Rabbittown Cafe. Yes… rabbittown. Named after the unincorporated town of, (you guessed it), Rabbittown, GA.

Now Georgia is known for many things. Peaches… pecans… sweet tea…magnolias… and if you visit “the peach state” it’s easy to get lost among the many things to do in Atlanta. But take a trip up North and you’ll find a whole different world from the fast-paced metropolitan city. North Georgia is home to rolling hills, long country back roads, hole-in-the-wall mom & pop restaurants, and trees of every color. If you’re driving up I-985, stop and eat a bite at this local joint.

There’s nothing fancy from the inside or out. In a tiny strip mall connected to a gas station, this down-home restaurant could easily be mistaken as one of those “I’m so not going there” types of places… that is… unless you drove by in the morning. Then you would see a line of locals patiently waiting outside of the door. Why? Because of their biscuits. Y’all I’m not even kidding when I say they are the size of softballs. Massive, fluffy, slightly floury on top, buttery biscuits that takes two hands to eat! They move like clockwork so be sure to know what you’d like inside of your biscuit as soon as you move through the cafeteria line.

Personally I always ordered the chicken, egg, and cheese. That’s right… a boneless, deep-fried chicken breast, scrambled eggs, and a slice of Cheddar cheese all wrapped in aluminum and served hot right into my hands. It’s so fresh that you have to eat it slowly so it doesn’t burn your tongue. I’ve never been able to finish one biscuit sandwich in one sitting. Ahhh those were the days…

Sadly, now I live quite a ways away from Rabbittown Cafe, but Southern food is always near and dear to my heart. So when I woke up this morning and craved a big ol’ biscuit, those memories came flooding back to my mind. If you’ve never made biscuits before, I highly encourage you to do so. It isn’t difficult, and it’s incredibly cheap. (Hence why they are a Southern staple 🙂 ). I put a bit of Cheddar cheese on top of my biscuits but feel free to leave it off, or you can add some chives mixed into the dough, or other herbs. The possibilities are pretty much endless! Enjoy this fun recipe everyone and as always… keep on cooking ❤

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Cheddar Breakfast Biscuits

Yields: 1 dozen biscuits

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup Cheddar cheese, grated

Instructions: 

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees (F)/ 220 degrees (C).
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar.
  3. Cut in the shortening until the mixture begins to become coarse.
  4. Slowly pour in the milk so the mixture turns into a dough and pulls away from the sides of the bowl.
  5. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead several times until the dough firms up. Roll the dough out to 1 inch thickness and cut with a biscuit cutter or drinking glass.
  6. Place biscuits onto a greased baking sheet. Press a bit of Cheddar cheese into the tops of each biscuit.
  7. Bake for 13-15 minutes and you’re done! Enjoy!
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