Recipe adapted from Gourmet. The 450-oven temperature is correct.
Just keep an eye on the oven so these biscuits don’t burn.
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons sugar
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons ( 3/4 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/2 -inch cubes
6 ounces cheddar, coarsely grated
(1 1/2 cups)
3 scallions, finely chopped
1 cup well-shaken buttermilk
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Whisk together flour, baking powder, sugar, baking soda and salt in a bowl, then blend in butter with your fingertips until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in cheddar and scallions. Add buttermilk and stir until just combined.
Drop dough in 12 equal mounds about 2 inches apart onto a large buttered baking sheet. Bake in middle of oven until golden, 15 minutes. Makes 12 biscuits.
Per serving: 209 calories; 11 g fat (7 g saturated fat; 47 percent calories from fat); 20 g carbohydrates; 32 mg cholesterol; 466 mg sodium; 7 g protein; 1 g fiber.