Jalapeño Cheddar Drop Biscuits

September 21, 2020
2 Ratings
Photo by Chef Kenny Gilbert
Author Notes

This recipe is by Chef Kenny Gilbert.Food52

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Jalapeño Cheddar Drop Biscuits
  • Prep time 15 minutes
  • Cook time 14 minutes
  • Makes 12
  • 4 cups (500 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup margarine, butter, or lard
  • 1 cup grated sharp cheddar
  • 1 jalapeño (minced in a small food processor)
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
In This Recipe
  1. Heat the oven to 425°F.
  2. Combine the flour, sugar, salt, pepper, baking powder, and baking soda in a large bowl.
  3. Cut in the fat until it’s mostly the size of small peas.
  4. Add the cheddar and jalapeño and mix well.
  5. Add the buttermilk.
  6. Scoop about 2 ounces of dough at a time on a sheet pan, spacing the biscuits at least 2 inches apart (no more than 12 to a pan).
  7. Bake for 8 minutes, then rotate the pans and bake for 6 minutes more, until the biscuits are just golden brown.

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