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  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3/4 cup (1 ½ sticks) butter
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup grated Derby-style or Cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives (or herbs of your choice)


  1. Preheat oven to 450F.
  2. Place flour, baking powder, cream or tartar, salt and sugar in a large bowl. With 2 butter knives or a pastry cutter, cut in butter until mixture resembles small peas.
  3. Beat milk, egg, grated cheese and herbs with a fork.
  4. Mix wet ingredients with the flour mixture until it forms a soft dough. Do not overmix.
  5. Scoop biscuits with a 1/4-cup ice cream scoop onto a parchment-covered cookie sheet. Place cookie sheet in upper third of oven, and bake 10 to 12 minutes, until golden brown. Remove from oven and let stand for 5 minutes. Makes 12 biscuits.
Recipe courtesy of Double Brook Farm, Hopewell, N.J.

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