ZESTY PARMESAN BISCUITS
Servings: 16 biscuits
Prep Time: 30
Cook Time: 12
4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons baking powder
2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
6 tablespoons cold butter, cut into pieces
6 tablespoons chilled solid vegetable shortening
1 cup buttermilk plus 2 tablespoons, divided
1/2 cup FRANK'S® REDHOT® Cayenne Pepper Sauce
Sesame seeds (optional)DIRECTIONS:
Heat oven to 450°F. Place flour, cheese, baking powder, sugar and baking soda in blender or food processor. Cover; process 30 seconds. Add butter and shortening; process, pulsing on and off, until fine crumbs form. Transfer to large bowl.
Add 1 cup buttermilk and Frank's RedHot Sauce all at once. Stir together just until mixture starts to form a ball. (Dough will be dry. Do not over mix.)
Turn dough out onto a lightly floured board. With palms of hands, gently knead 8 times. Using a floured rolling pin or hands, roll or pat dough to 3/4-inch thickness. Using a 2 1/2 inch round biscuit cutter, cut out 16 biscuits, re-rolling dough as necessary.
Place biscuits 2-inches apart on large foil-lined baking sheet. Brush tops with remaining 2 tablespoons buttermilk; sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until golden.