Cheese Biscuits

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These are always a favorite at The Lady and Sons Restaurant.

Servings: 16-20 biscuits
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 15 min
Difficulty: Easy

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1 cup buttermilk
1/4   stick butter, melted
3/4 cup grated sharp Cheddar
1/3 cup shortening
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 cup self-rising flour





Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt together using a fork; cut in shortening until it resembles cornmeal. Add cheese. Stir in buttermilk all at 1 time just until blended. Do not over stir. Drop by tablespoonfuls, or use an ice cream scoop, onto a well greased baking sheet. Brush dough with melted butter. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes.

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By clara snow on May 15, 2013


Had these the other day..... AMAZING!!!! I am super excited to try and make these! BUT, I don't have self rising flour...Can I use plain flour and add yeast? What do I do?

By Molly on April 17, 2013


I was just at the Savannah restaurant, Lady and Sons. Then I found this recipe and made the biscuits at home exactly like the recipe. I have to say...they are not like the biscuits at the restaurant. And I CAN cook so it was nothing I did. They are still good, but not the same.

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By Heather Riddell-Tank on November 12, 2012


Would tyou please send me your cornpone receipe from the tugboat show. You didnt give how much of what to use. Howmuch cornmeal? How much salt? How much water? Thank you very much. Phyllis

By Phyllis Hamman on March 09, 2012


So who won the cheese biscuit showdown? I was about to hear it when my cable switched to the recorded local news!! Love the show and recipes!! Gem

By Gemma Mcclafferty on September 13, 2011


Recently four of us traveled to Tunica and had the pleasure of eating in your restaurant. That was my best experience. Your biscuits were just like my moms. Your bread pudding was the best I had ever tassted. Everyone of us in our party enjoyed and raved about every thing we tasted and believe me, we tasted it all. There was even a large cutout of you in front of the restaurant and we all had our pictures taken with you. Well, it was the next best thing to having you with us. God truly blessed you with a special, and it is so nice that you are using it. Thanks Pat Hoskins

By Pat Hoskins on July 18, 2011


I just made them. Really yummy. I haven't made biscuits before, as I'm the pastry chef of my friends. I do the cookies, cupcakes, cakes, souffles, etc. for them and myself. I've got about 8 left now...soon to be 7.....Thanks Paula!!!!

By Calvin Delius on July 09, 2011


Shortening is basically solidified vegetable oil... so it's like the same consistency of butter, only it is flavorless.... Using shortening in biscuits makes the biscuits really flakey and light though- it gives them a much better texture, while the butter in the recipe provides flavor. A stick of butter is about 114 grams (113.5 to be exact). And you really shouldn't substitute self-rising flour for all purpose flour plus the baking powder/salt. The ratio of ingredients in self-rising flour probably isn't the same as the ratio of flour to leavening in this recipe- hence why the recipe calls for all-purpose flour rather than self-rising. Your self-rising flour probably doesn't have as much baking powder in it as the recipe mandates, so your biscuits will most likely be less fluffy and not rise as much.

By Anonymous on May 31, 2011


Hello. I'm From South Africa. How much gram is a stick of butter? What is shortening? I tried your stuffed shrimped potato's. Delicious. Thank you Angeline

By Angeline on May 22, 2011


i have always used self rising flour ,is there a different when making stuff if u leave out baking powder,salt. IF IT call for plain flour,can u use self is my question?

By Bonnie Smith on April 21, 2011


Hi Sissy, Here is Paula's biscuit mix:

By Jonathan Able on April 15, 2011


Hi Sissy, Here is Paula's biscuit mix:

By Jonathan Able on April 15, 2011


I was watching one of your shows and you did a recipe for cheese biscuits, you mention using a biscuit mix of yours but I can not find the recipe for that mix. I would like to know what you have in it so I can use your recipe rather than using a store brought mix. thanks for your time.. Love your show and recipes.. Sissy

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