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Haylie Duff, actress, vocalist, songwriter and Food preparation Channel host, loves this recipe for special occasions. “I don’t bake, but these are so easy due to the fact that there’s no rolling of the dough. It’s essentially simply drop the dough from the bowl into the pan. It’s so easy. They have actually diced ham, cheese and also natural herbs– lots of flavor. Instead of making use of buttermilk, I use yogurt, which is a fantastic different and includes tons of moisture as well as flavor.”

Ham and Smoked Gouda Biscuits

Makes 12 biscuits

  • 1 cup ham steak, diced
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 6 tablespoons chilly unsalted butter, reduced into 1/2-inch cubes, plus more for the cooking sheet (3/4 stick)
  • 1 1/2 cups smoked Gouda, coarsely shredded (about 4 1/2 ounces)
  • 1/4 cup chives, chopped
  • 1 1/4 cups ordinary yogurt, (low-fat is okay)


Preheat the stove to 450-degrees F. Butter a big cooking sheet (or layer it with nonstick spray).

In a large dish, blend together flour, cooking powder, sugar, salt and baking soft drink. Make use of a pastry cutter or your fingertips to add the butter, working the combination up until it looks like a rugged meal. Stir in the pork, cheese as well as chives. Add the yogurt, mixing till simply combined.

Drop the dough into the prepared flat pan in 12 equal piles, regarding 1 inch apart. Cook till golden brownish, 18 to 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, make a Maple Butter: In a medium dish, integrate 1 mug butter and also 2 tablespoons maple syrup. Add salt to taste and also move to an offering bowl.

Serve the biscuits with Maple Butter on the side.

* Use a pork steak, instead of deli-style sliced ham, for meaningful dices. You could find pork steaks in the deli area of the majority of supermarkets.