Sunday Brunch: Cheese Buns

Editor's note: Each Saturday morning we bring you a Sunday Brunch recipe. Why on Saturday? So you have time to shop and prepare for tomorrow.


[Photograph: Sydney Oland]

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These may bear more resemblance to a biscuit, but straight out of the oven, these quick-to-assemble buns are soft and dotted with melted cheese: a perfect addition to a pot of coffee and a crisp newspaper. Once these buns become part of your weekend repertoire you will find yourself making them to go alongside chili or a hearty winter soup during the week.

Although my preference is cheddar, if you're looking for something a bit different, any good melting cheese could be substituted (pepper jack, gruyere or Swiss would work perfectly). If you find yourself with some fresh herbs, grated lemon zest, or even scallions, toss them in with the dry ingredients for even more flavor. Buttermilk is ideal because of the slight acidity it gives to the biscuits, but if you find yourself without it and don't feel like trekking to the store, you can substitute regular milk.

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Cheese Buns