Note: Increasing the butter makes them tenderer, flakier, and more flavourful. (I alwaaaays increase the butter.)
2 cups sifted flour
1/4 tsp salt
3 tsp baking powder
3/4 stick of cold, unsalted butter cut into 6 pieces
2/3 cup grated cheddar cheese (I like using old cheddar)
Preheat oven to 450F. Sift dry ingredients into bowl. Cut in butter. The butter should be the size of small peas. Add the milk, cheese, and chives. Mix thoroughly. Turn out onto a floured surface and flatten with hands. Cut with biscuit cutter and place on cookie sheet. Paint the tops of each with milk using your finger. Bake for ten minutes or until golden.
One Christmas my mother gave me a homemade book of recipes that I've enjoyed over the years. I make these flaky biscuits on weekends when I have nothing to do in the morning - so relaxing, easy, and comforting. I usually just make a half batch, though, which is more than enough for Carlos and I. Serve with jam and enjoy.