Serves 12 wedges
- 2½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ cup butter, cold, diced
- 1 cup grated aged cheddar cheese
- 2 green onions, thinly sliced
- 1¼ cups buttermilk, mixed with
- 1 large beaten egg
- Set a rack in the middle of an oven preheated to 375° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl or in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar and salt.
- Using your fingers, two forks, a pastry cutter or mixer, work the butter into the flour mixture until thoroughly distributed. Stir in the cheese and green onions. Gently mix in the buttermilk mixture until a loose, wet dough forms.
- Lightly dust a work surface and your hands with flour. Turn the dough onto the counter and shape it into a ball, then flatten it into a disk 1½ inches thick. Lightly dust a knife with flour, then cut the dough in half, and then cut each half into 6 wedges.
- Place the wedges on the baking sheet, spacing them 3 inches apart. Bake for 20 minutes, until puffed and lightly golden. Serve warm.
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