To give these biscuits more Southern appeal, stir Virginia ham and cheddar cheese into the dough.

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Ingredients

Directions

  • Heat oven to 425°F.

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  • Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt into large bowl. Using pastry blender, cut butter into flour mixture until it resembles texture of oatmeal. Stir in ham and 1/2 cup cheese. Stir in buttermilk just until mixed; do not overmix; gather together into dough.

  • On lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 3/4-inch thickness. Cut out dough with 2-1/2-inch biscuit cutter. Place biscuits on ungreased baking sheet. Gather up scraps; roll out once more and cut out additional biscuits; you should have total of 12. Discard trimmings. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.

  • Bake in 425°F oven for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts

170 calories; 9 g total fat; 26 mg cholesterol; 289 mg sodium. 17 g carbohydrates; 5 g protein;

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