Back at the Ranch Spicy Cheese Biscuits

Serves: 7
Total Calories: 895
Yield: Serves 4 cowboys on a Friday night or 10 ranch guests on Monday morning


7 cups all-purpose flour
4 tablespoons baking powder
2 tablespoons sugar
4 teaspoons cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups grated sharp Cheddar cheese
1 cup grated sharp Romano cheese
1 cup cold shortening, cut into pieces
2 1/2 cups cold buttermilk


Preheat oven to 450°. Grease a large baking sheet. Sift first 5 ingredients into a bowl. Mix in cheeses. Add shortening and mix with your fingers until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add buttermilk, stirring until dough begins to form. Turn dough onto floured surface and knead gently until smooth, about 8 turns. Roll out dough to about 1 inch thick. Use a biscuit cutter to cut out biscuits. Gather dough scraps and repeat roll out. Cut out biscuits. Put biscuits on baking sheet and bake until golden, about 15 minutes. Serve hot with butter and honey.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 7
Total Calories: 895
Calories from Fat: 385

This Back at the Ranch Spicy Cheese Biscuits recipe is from the Best of the Best from the Mountain West Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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