lemon thyme biscuits

These biscuits are deliciously zesty and fragrant thanks to the lemon zest and fresh thyme. The sharp cheddar cheese adds an extra element of savory flavor. If you are careful not to overwork the dough, they will rise and be tall and flaky after baking.

  • All-purpose flour (2 cups)

  • Baking powder (2 teaspoons)

  • Baking soda (1/4 teaspoon)

  • Salt (1 teaspoon)

  • Lemon zest (1 teaspoon, finely grated)

  • Fresh thyme (1 teaspoon, chopped)

  • Cheddar cheese (1/3 cup, finely shredded)

  • Butter (4 tablespoons, cold and cut into cubes)

  • Milk (1 cup)

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, lemon zest, chopped thyme and shredded cheese.

  3. Using a pastry cutter or two forks, cut the cubes of cold butter into the flour mixture. The butter should be in very small pieces and evenly distributed throughout.

  4. Add the 1 cup of milk to the dough and use your hands to mix gently until just combined.

  5. Transfer the dough to a well-floured surface and knead 4 or 5 times; be sure not to overwork the dough. Flatten out the dough with your hands into 2-inch thick slab.

  6. Using a floured round biscuit cutter or glass approximately 3 inches in diameter, cut out 6 biscuits from the dough. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

  7. Brush each biscuit with extra milk and sprinkle with salt and extra fresh chopped thyme.

  8. Bake the biscuits for 15 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden brown and very tall. Serve warm.