1/4cup(57g)cold butter(1/2 stick), cut into small pieces
1/2cup(120ml) milk, or 1/4 cup more if needed
1cup(115g) cheddar cheese
1 1/2teaspoons(7.5ml)garlic powder
2clovesgarlic (optional), finely minced
1/2teaspoon(2.5ml) black pepper
melted butter for brushing after baking(optional)
Preheat oven to 450°F (230°C). Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, sift or whisk together flour, salt, and baking powder. Add butter to flour mixture and cut in with a pastry blender or using your fingers until the mixture resembles course crumbs.
Create a well in the flour mixture then add the milk, cheese, garlic powder, fresh garlic, parsley and black pepper. Stir to combine. If mixture is too dry, add a little more milk to make batter come together, but not too wet.
Drop batter about 2 inches wide by large spoonfuls on prepared baking sheet, leaving a couple inches between biscuits. You can also use an ice cream scoop for more consistent sizes.
Bake biscuits for about 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned.(optional) Brush with melted butter before serving.