Oh my, but these are so delicious. They go with anything from steak and salads to pinto beans and everything in between. They freeze and reheat well too! I just love something that's so versatile...
For the recipe:
2 cups all purpose flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
2/3 cup buttermilk
1 cup sharp Cheddar cheese, grated plus more for the tops
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Place the flour, baking powder and salt into a medium bowl and whisk to blend.
Mix the shortening and cheese in a small bowl.
Add the shortening/cheese mixture into the flour. Cut it into the flour with a fork until it's becomes crumbly and is thoroughly mixed.
It should look like this.
Add the butter milk a little at a time to the flour/cheese mixture, stirring after each addition.
Keep adding until it's gone!
Grease your muffin pan with shortening.
Spoon the mixture into the pan and top with sprinkling of cheese.
Bake for 12 to 15 minutes and brush with melted butter.
I can almost taste them. Wish I hadn't eaten all of them...