My garden is raining peppers, and I can’t keep up. I’ve dried, pickled, canned and now I am baking them up as fast as I can. This biscuit is perfect to accompany a soup, stew or in my case chili. Its Football season and chili will be flowing on Sundays. This biscuit rocks with a hearty bowl of my Turkey Chili. Who-dey think gonna beat them Bengals? (It’s a Cincinnati thing)
Adapted Peter Oleyer at Calexico Carne Asada in Brooklyn, via NYMag
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 8 tablespoons (1 stick or 4 ounces) cold butter, diced
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 3 eggs, divided
- 1/4 pound sharp White Cheddar cheese, shredded
- 2 small jalapeños pepper, minced
Preheat oven to 400°F. In a small skillet, melt 1/2 tablespoon of butter and sauté the jalapeños in it until soft, about two minutes.
Let them cool, then place them in a small bowl with the cheddar cheese and coat them with one tablespoon of the flour. Combine the remaining flour with the baking powder and salt. Cut in the remaining butter with a pastry blender, fork or two knives, until the butter bits are pea sized.
Lightly whip two of the eggs and cream and add to the flour-butter mixture. Using a wooden spoon, fold mixture until it begins to come together. Add the cheddar-jalapeño mixture to the dough and mix until everything is incorporated.
Turn out the dough onto a well-floured surface and knead gently for less than one minute. Pat dough out to a 3/4- to 1-inch thickness and either cut into 8 triangles or the shape of your choice with a biscuit cutter. Make an egg wash by beating the remaining egg with a teaspoon of water. Brush the biscuits with egg wash and place on a parchment-lined (or well-oiled) baking sheet. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown.
They are best warm, with a small dab of butter melted in the middle. YUM~