Who doesn’t love a fluffy homemade buttermilk biscuit? Ok, so who wants a simple to make fluffy homemade buttermilk biscuit with chunks of ham and cheese? These Ham and Cheese Biscuits are everything you’d ever want in a biscuit!
Biscuits, the weekend breakfast staple in my home growing up. My momma or daddy would whip up a batch of biscuits, fry sausage, bacon, and fried eggs on weekend mornings. This was something that I could always count on waking up too. The smell of bacon cooking is always a great thing to wake up too. Even for a teenager at 9am on the weekends!
I would eat biscuits with grape jelly, sometimes going for sausage instead, and sometimes going for double meat with sausage and bacon. Ohhh, the meat! Haha.
After growing up, homemade biscuits became a thing of the past. I would buy frozen ones and the ones that pop from a can. I was sure that I would never be able to make fluffy biscuits, and I never tried until Kelsie was diagnosed with food allergies. After that it was either try and make biscuits myself or do without, because she couldn’t have any from a can or the frozen food section.
In 2014 I tempted to make biscuits, and they were amazing (Fluffy Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits)! I followed directions from a wonderful food blogger, Minimalist Baker! The key is to not handle them too much. Literally fold over about five time total, and you get fluffy biscuits, and not rocks.
Since that time, I’ve been making biscuits for weekend breakfasts and weeknight dinners. <<— You know those nights when you have breakfast for dinner.
I’ve also tried different variations on that same recipe. After all, they were perfect. They seriously reminded me of the biscuits that my grandmother used to make when I was growing up. Nobody can beat my Mammie’s cooking!
I’ve made Cheese and Sausage Biscuits, Jalapeno Cheddar Biscuits, and Country Style Biscuits with Sausage Gravy! And now I’ve made Ham and Cheese Biscuits that put them all to shame! Hahaha. Well not really, but these are the best freaking tasting biscuits ever!
These guys are stuffed with chunks of ham, shredded sharp cheddar cheese, and chives. They taste out of this world. They are perfect on their own, and even butter with butter! Not to mention alongside a piece of fried chicken…Oh perfection!
These make a great afternoon snack or the perfect pairing with your morning coffee. All I can think of for all of you egg lovers out there…an over easy egg on a split biscuit.
And guess what y’all…these are simple to make. Like really simple. Just remember don’t handle to dough too much, and your biscuits will be fluffy too!
Ham and Cheese Biscuits
Who doesn't love a fluffy homemade buttermilk biscuit? Ok, so who wants a simple to make fluffy homemade buttermilk biscuit with chunks of ham and cheese? These Ham and Cheese Biscuits are everything you'd ever want in a biscuit!
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1.5 sticks butter
- 3/4 cup buttermilk
- 1/3 cup diced ham steak
- 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 2 tablespoons chives, chopped
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment and set aside.
Cut one stick of butter up into cubes, and stash in the freezer for five minutes. While that is in the freezer; in a large bowl mix together the flour, baking powder, sugar, garlic, salt and pepper.
Pull the butter out, and place in the flour mixture. Using a pastry cutter, mix the butter in until you get a coarse sandy texture.
Stir in the buttermilk until just combined. Stir in the ham, cheese, and chives. Only stir until the dough starts coming together.
Drop the dough onto a flour surface. Fold the dough from left to right over itself. Right to left over itself. Top to bottom over itself, and finally bottom to top over itself. Using your hands pat down into a circle that is 1 inch thick. Using a biscuit cutter, cut out as many as you can. Place those on the prepared baking sheet. Put together the pieces of dough that remains and pat out that 1 inch circle again. This should make 9 biscuits in all.
Put the 1/2 stick of butter in the microwave and melt. Brush the tops of the biscuits, and bake for 10 to 12 minutes. When you remove them from the oven, brush the tops with the rest of the melted butter.