Does anyone else crave warm homemade bread when you know you really needed to have started warm homemade bread 2 hours earlier to actually be enjoying it at that moment? Ya, me too. That’s why it’s really nice to have some quick savory bread recipes in your kitchen arsenal that you can whip up in a hurry! For me, some of my go-to’s are my Ham and Cheddar Waffle Bread (easy batter, cooked in the waffle iron!), and my Soft and Fluffy One-Hour Dinner Rolls. Now these super easy Cheddar Cornmeal Biscuits are on the list, too. The mix up so fast, and in one bowl, don’t require any rolling or cutting, and can be on the table in under 30 minutes. They’re a perfect side-dish for a cozy pot of chilli, soup, or stew, or see further into this post how I love to slice them for savory breakfast sandwiches, too. Try these and your carby bread cravings can be satisfied in no time!
To start, combine some flour, cornmeal, baking powder, sugar, and salt.
Add some cubed butter (use real butter!)
And cut it in until the dough is crumbly. For things like this, I usually just use my hands to crumble the butter. Just kind of smash everything in between your fingers until you have little pebble-sized pieces of butter throughout. Be careful not to over-smash. You need small pieces of butter to create steam pocket in the dough and get nice fluffy biscuits.
After it’s crumbled, add in some grated cheese.
and then gently fold in a little milk to bring it all together. The dough is quite wet, but if you feel like it’s too wet, you don’t have to add all of it. Just keep in mind these are drop biscuits, so it’s okay if the dough is loose, it’s just spooned onto the baking sheet.
Drop the biscuits onto an un-greased baking sheet (or a silicone baking mat or parchment works great)
and bake until puffed and golden. These biscuits are really soft and delicate so they work great as a side dish along side a soup or chili. Or one of my favorite things to do is split them open and fill with scrambled eggs and a little sliced turkey sausage for a yummy breakfast-for-dinner sandwich.
For homemade biscuits that can be on the table from start to finish in under 30 minutes, these should be a go-to in your kitchen!
Try these with one of our favorite Soups or Chili Recipes:
Easy Cheddar Cornmeal Biscuits
Recipe from Taste of Home Ultimate Guide to Fall Baking
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
3 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons sugar
1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) cold butter
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup milk
1. In a medium bowl, combine flour, cornmeal, baking powder, sugar, and salt. Cut in butter until mixture is crumbly. Stir in cheese and milk just until moistened.
2. Drop by 1/4 cupfuls 2 inches apart onto an un-greased baking sheet. Bake at 450 for 12-15 minutes or until light golden brown. Serve warm.