Recipes and Cooking Breakfast and Brunch Recipes Bread and Pastry Aged-Cheddar Biscuits with Peppered Ham Gravy Be the first to rate & review! Give your biscuits a hint of color by using orange cheddar. For white biscuits, use white cheddar. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Updated on November 10, 2015 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Prep Time: 30 mins Bake Time: 14 mins Total Time: 30 mins Servings: 10 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 4 cup all-purpose flour 2 tablespoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt ¾ cup butter 1 ½ cup shredded aged sharp cheddar cheese (6 ounces) 1 ½ cup milk Milk 1 recipe Peppered Ham Gravy Peppered Ham Gravy 3 tablespoon olive oil 3 ½ cup cubed ham 1 cup chopped onion (1 large) ¼ cup all-purpose flour 3 cup cold milk 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper ½ teaspoon dried sage, crushed 2 tablespoon snipped fresh parsley (optional) Directions Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside. In a large bowl combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add cheese; mix well. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture. Add the 1 1/2 cups milk all at once. Using a fork, stir just until moistened. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead dough by folding and gently pressing it just until dough holds together. Pat or lightly roll dough until 3/4 inch thick. Cut dough with a floured 2- to 2 1/2-inch round cutter; reroll scraps as necessary. Dip cutter into flour between cuts. Place dough rounds 1 inch apart on prepared baking sheet. Brush tops with additional milk. Bake for 14 to 16 minutes or until golden. Transfer biscuits to a wire rack. (To serve today, cool biscuits slightly. Omit Steps 4 and 5 and continue as directed in Step 6.) Cool biscuits completely. Place in a resealable freezer bag; seal, label, and freeze for up to 2 months. Thaw biscuits at room temperature (allow about 2 hours). If desired, preheat oven to 350°F. Place biscuits on a baking sheet. Bake about 10 minutes or just until heated through. Split biscuits and place on serving plates. Top with Peppered Ham Gravy. Peppered Ham Gravy In a large skillet heat olive oil over medium heat. Add ham and onion. Cook until ham is browned and onion is tender, stirring occasionally. Stir flour into ham mixture. Cook and stir over medium heat for 1 minute. Gradually whisk in milk. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir for 1 minute more. Stir in pepper and sage. If desired, stir in parsley. Serve immediately. (Or place in an airtight container; cover. Chill for up to 48 hours. In a medium saucepan reheat gravy over medium-low heat for 10 to 15 minutes or until heated through. If necessary, stir in enough additional milk to make desired consistency.) Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 562 Calories 30g Fat 50g Carbs 22g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 10 Calories 562 % Daily Value * Total Fat 30g 38% Saturated Fat 16g 80% Cholesterol 90mg 30% Sodium 1318mg 57% Total Carbohydrate 50g 18% Total Sugars 7g Protein 22g Vitamin C 3.5mg 18% Calcium 494.7mg 38% Iron 3.6mg 20% Potassium 409mg 9% Folate, total 112.9mcg Vitamin B-12 0.9mcg Vitamin B-6 0.3mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.