Grana Padano Pepper Biscuits with Marinated Strawberries

Yield: 12 Biscuits

Grana Padano Pepper Biscuits with Marinated Strawberries


3 cups all-purpose flour

1/3 cup sugar, plus 1-1/2 tablespoons

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 stick cold butter, cut into large cubes

1-1/2 cups buttermilk

1 cup coarsely grated Grana Padano

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1 cup sliced strawberries

1 tablespoon Gran Marnier

1/4 teaspoon orange zest

1 cup heavy cream whipped to soft peaks


Pre-heat oven to 400°F.

In a medium bowl, combine flour, 1/3 cup of the sugar, salt, baking powder and baking soda; add butter, incorporating it into the dry ingredients with a pastry blender until the mixture is the size of peas. Add buttermilk and half of the cheese. Stir until just combined.

On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough into a 1-inch thick circle. With a biscuit cutter, cut 2/12 inch rounds. Place rounds one inch apart on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for five minutes. Remove from oven, sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheese and pepper. Bake 7-10 minutes, until golden brown.

In a medium bowl, combine strawberries, Grand Marnier, orange zest and remaining 1-1/2 teaspoons sugar. Serve biscuits with berries and cream.

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