Buttermilk Cheddar Dill Biscuits

Original Recipe HERE
I was interested in these biscuits because of their use of cake flour.  I thought they'd be lighter and fluffier than the average cheese-incorporating biscuit.  I don't know how much of a difference it truly made, but they weren't dense or dry, so I'd use it again.  This recipe made 8.5 biscuits.
I eyeballed the amount of grated cheese and dried dill.  Next time I might add a little garlic powder, or at least some more salt.  But they were fine as-is, and everyone in the family had two.
A note of caution: I know that parchment paper isn't supposed to go in a 500 degree oven, but I thought that for such a short cooking time, it might be OK.  It wasn't...I started to smell a burning odor within two minutes, and the edges of the paper were already pretty browned.  I took the biscuits off and transferred them to another baking sheet (not lined or greased), and all was fine after that.  The biscuits were easy to lift off the pan when done.
1 & 1/4 cups cake flour
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 & 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cups butter (1/2 stick), grated
2/3 cup grated cheddar cheese
3/4 cup buttermilk
2 tablespoons dried dill
(1) If possible, put butter in the freezer ahead of time to make grating easier.
(2) Preheat oven to 500 degrees F.
(3) In a large bowl or using a stand mixer, combine flours, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
(4) Add butter; work with fingers or paddle attachment until it resembles coarse crumbs (mine never looked quite right).
(5) Add cheese; mix.
(6) Add buttermilk and dill; mix until dough forms a ball.
(7) Use paddle attachment to knead dough, or knead several times on a floured surface.
(8) Pat dough until about 3/4" thickness.
(9) Cut biscuts with a cookie cutter (mine was about 2" diameter).  Place on baking sheet.
(10) Bake until golden brown, 8-10 minutes.
Kid Participation:
* Measure dry ingredients
* Grate cheese (to the point where bigger hands need to take over lest blood be drawn)
* Work mixer
* Pat dough
* Cut biscuits

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