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Backstory: From another of my favorite food blogs. http://probonobaker.typepad.com . They're nice and moist. The next time I have leftover mashed potatoes, I'm going to try this with them.


  • 1 1/4 C baking potato
  • 2 C flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbl baking powder
  • 5 Tbl butter
  • 1/4 C milk
  • 3 Tbl cheddar cheese (shredded)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tbl water


  • Preheat oven to 450F
  • Peel & Chop the potatoes into cubes and add to salted boiling water. Boil for about 10 minutes or until they are tender when pierced with a fork.
  • Drain and transfer to a small bowl. Mash the potatoes and allow to cool.
  • In a separate and larger bowl combine the flour, salt, and baking powder. Cut the butter into small pieces and rub into the flour mixture until it resembles a coarse meal. Add the potatoes and the milk. Combine until a sticky dough is formed.
  • Grease or line a baking sheet.
  • Using your hands form the dough into 10 rounds about 1/2 an inch in thickness and place on the baking sheet.
  • Whisk the egg with the water in a small bowl. Brush the biscuits with the egg wash.
  • Bake for about 10 minutes and then add the cheddar cheese to the tops of each.
  • Bake for another 10 minutes or until risen and golden brown. Serve warm.

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