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Poppy Seed Cheese BiscuitsOther biscuit recipes from Lisa's Kitchen you are sure to enjoy:
2 tablespoons of unbleached white flour for sprinkling on baking sheet
2 tablespoons of cornmeal for sprinkling on baking sheet
3 cups of unbleached white flour
1/2 cup dry milk powder
2/3 cup of extra old cheddar cheese
1/4 cup of cornmeal
4 teaspoons of baking powder
3/4 teaspoon of cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon of sea salt
3/4 cup of cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
1 large egg
1 1/4 cups of cold water
1 large egg, beaten with 1 teaspoon of water for glazing
3 tablespoons of poppy seeds
Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and sprinkle with the flour and cornmeal.
In a large bowl, combine the flour, milk powder, cheese, cornmeal, baking powder, cream of tartar and salt.
Cut the butter into the dry ingredients using a pastry cutter or a knife and fork. The mixture should resemble coarse crumbs. Now add the egg and cold water and stir until just combined.
Turn the dough unto a floured surface and knead gently for a minute or so, adding a bit more flour if the dough is too sticky. Transfer the dough to the baking sheet and pat into a circle, about an inch thick.
Cut the dough into wedges and separate a bit. Beat the egg with the water until foamy and brush over the biscuits. Sprinkle the biscuits with poppy seeds. Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for roughly 20 minutes or until cooked throughout and golden brown. Let sit for a few minutes and serve hot.
Yields 4 - 6 servings.
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