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Cheddar Cheese Drop Biscuits

Do you buy a block of cheese? And sometimes does the wrapper come off in the refrigerator, and the end of the block gets a little dried out? And you cut off about 1/4 inch slice all across the entire block end? And you think "I hate to waste cheese!"? And you wish you could do something with it?

Cut cheddar cheese into small cubes and let dry 24 hours, the firmer cheese does not melt and run out of your biscuit!

Well you can. Go ahead and slice off that dry end, but do not throw it away. Then slice off another 1/4 inch of cheese, and if that block of cheese is small, you might want to cut off two 1/4 inch slices. Then dice it all up, say about 1/4 inch in size and leave it on a plate or cutting board to "air dry". You can put this in a cupboard overnight, allowing the cheese cubes to dry and yet stay safe from any flying kitchen visitors.

Then make these cheddar drop biscuits!

I have been drying cheese just like this, on purpose for years to use in baked goods, because I wanted the cheese to stay in the baked item, not melt and run out all over the baking pan. Remember the Fluffy Biscuit Muffins? These drop biscuits, are a simple spin off from that recipe and a great way to use up that unfortunate cheese!

Cheddar Cheese Drop Biscuits, perfect with salad and everything else!
Cheddar Cheese Drop Biscuits, a delicious part of this dinner!

Cheddar Cheese Drop Biscuits
by the seat of my pants
425 degree oven

1 c self rising flour
2 T full fat mayonnaise
1/2 c milk
diced dried cheese - 1/4 c or so
garlic salt
grated cheddar if desired for tops

Cut mayonnaise into flour, stir in cheese.


Add milk and mix only until moist. Do Not Over mix!

Divide into 4-6 muffin tops, sprinkle lightly with garlic salt and grated cheddar is using.

Bake 15-18 minutes.

Cheddar Cheese Drop Biscuits, fresh from the oven.
Cheddar Cheese Drop Biscuits, fresh from the oven.

Makes 4 large or 6 small or double the batch for more!

Enjoy!

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5 comments

  1. This is a new one one me! I am planning to make a loaf of Cheddar Cheese Bread this afternoon. The recipe calls for shredded cheese, but I might go ahead and dice it, then leave it to dry for a few hours. ---Rocquie

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  2. What a great way to use dried cheese!

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  3. Oh my gosh! Your biscuit recipe is a must try! They look and sound delicious, love that cheese. Thanks for the recipe and have a good week!

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  4. I absolutely love drop biscuits because of the crunchy little tips that form when baked.

    This is a great trick for salvaging what would normally be wasted and a great trick for not allowed the cheese to melt!
    Thank you for linking with See Ya in the Gumbo this week!

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  5. Delicious cheddar drop biscuit, I need to try it thanks for sharing with Hearth and Soul blog hop. pinning.

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