Easy Pimento Cheese Biscuits! Pimento Cheese Biscuits are the easiest and best idea for this Father’s Day weekend. Ok, really any weekend (or weekday).
Biscuits are always a good idea for weekend mornings, but you will love the extra kick in this recipe from pimentos and cheese for a little something special. Bonus…these easy biscuits come together in under 30 minutes!
If you are from the South, you likely grew up eating biscuits and pimento cheese, but not usually together. Why has it taken me so long to figure out these two staples are a great combination?
The big idea came together on Mother’s Day when my sister said she was bringing over Pimento Cheese Biscuits. My husband mixed up the Bloody Mary’s while I pulled together a simple lunch for my parents and sister’s family. My brother-in-law called and said, “The good news is we are five minutes away and the bad news is we forgot the biscuits. Can we pick up anything in their place?”
Of course, we had plenty of food so I said, “No, we don’t really need biscuits.” Our family feasted that day on chicken, shrimp, corn and tomato salad and dessert!
However, I found myself thinking about those Pimento Cheese Biscuits a few days later, then a few more days later. So, with Father’s Day around the corner, I began developing my own recipe for Easy Pimento Cheese Biscuits for my biscuit-loving hubby and father.
Biscuit Family Traditions
While my Dad was the buttermilk biscuit maker in our household back in my childhood days, my mother’s side of the family made the best cheese biscuits. Dad was constantly trying to perfect his biscuit recipe and often trying to replicate my grandmother’s buttermilk biscuits. I have fond memories of him “making” me watch him so I would know how to make homemade biscuits.
The family cheese biscuit recipe on my mother’s side is very different, but so good! Their recipe produces a cross between a cheese biscuit and wafer. I would like to think I have taken the best of both sides of my family and added a little twist of my own to these Easy Pimento Cheese Biscuits.
Everyone has their own take on a favorite biscuit, but this Easy Pimento Cheese Biscuit recipe follows an old technique for a simple drop biscuit. As always, make sure to have all of your ingredients measured and ready for preparation.
Easy Pimento Cheese Biscuit Prep
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
First, sift your dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Next, cut in the room temperature butter using your hands or a pastry blender. I break up the butter with my fingers and then mix it in using my hands. The mixture should resemble the consistency of cornmeal when thoroughly mixed together.
Next, push the dry mixture to one side of the bowl and add buttermilk, cheese and pimentos to the other side. Using hands, combine the flour into the other ingredients while being careful not to overwork the dough. Add more flour if needed to get a sticky dough; not too wet or dry!
Here is a super fancy technique…are you ready? Grab a handful of dough and squeeze to make a fist, letting about 1/8 to 1/4 of the dough squeeze above your thumb. Place dough on cookie sheet and continue until you have about 15-16 biscuits. I like to bake with Silpat baking mats on a cookie sheet, which eliminates the need for cooking spray.
Also, don’t pat the biscuits down. We want them to look like delicate clouds; not your monstrous drive-thru restaurant biscuit. Sometimes the easiest way is also the best!
Bake the biscuits for 15 minutes and immediately transfer to cooling rack if not serving right away or straight to the bread basket. Biscuits are best enjoyed warm, so if you are planning to serve later, I recommend warming the biscuits in a low temperature oven for a few minutes prior to serving.
Easy Pimento Cheese Biscuit Serving Ideas
My Easy Pimento Cheese Biscuits are meant to serve alongside other foods (or to snack on) rather than to make a breakfast sandwich. Of course, I am keeping it family-oriented and will serve some of my father-in-law’s honey alongside my biscuits. He raises bees and we are lucky enough to reap the benefits with jars of local honey in our pantry! The sweet honey and slight kick from the pimentos is a great combination.
I also have some leftover ham in the freezer that I plan to defrost for the meat-lovers. I think some creamy deviled eggs and a salad would be a nice way to round out Father’s Day brunch. Oh, and he will probably want a Bloody Mary!
What are you plans for Father’s Day weekend?
Please try these Easy Pimento Cheese Biscuits and comment below with your ratings and reviews. I love hearing from you!
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Enjoy your weekend!
- 2 c. self-rising flour
- 1/2 t. salt
- 1/2 t. sugar
- 1/2 c. butter room temperature
- 1 c. buttermilk
- 3.5 oz. pimentos drained
- 1 1/2 c. cheddar cheese extra sharp
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Sift flour, salt and sugar into a large mixing bowl. Add butter to dry ingredients and mix until mixture is the texture of cornmeal. Push flour mixture to side of bowl and add buttermilk, pimentos and cheese to other side of bowl. Stir flour mixture into milk/cheese mixture until the flour is mixed into milk mixture.
- Hold dough in hand and squeeze to make a fist, letting about 1/8 to 1/4 of dough squeeze above your thumb. Place dough on lined cookie sheet and repeat until you have approximately 16 biscuits. You may need two cookie sheets depending on size and oven space.
- Bake for 15 minutes and serve.
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