Something about jalapeno and cheddar - match made in food heaven !!! So I made jalapeno and cheddar biscuits.
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 large jalapeno pepper , finely diced
- 1 cup white cheddar cheese, shredded
- 5 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into tiny pieces
- 2 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 egg
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
In a mixing bowl, combine flour, jalapeño, cheddar and salt. Add the cold butter pieces to the flour and use your hands to mix it until you have tiny crumbles (about 5 to 7 minutes). You can also use a pastry blender to mix it. Make a well in center and pour in the milk. Stir together with a spoon (wooden spoon is best) until it is combined. Use your hands to bring dough together , if needed.
Form the dough into a circle about 11/2 to 2 inches thick. USe a biscuit cutter to cut the dough into rounds. Place on a nonstick baking sheet (you can also use spoon to drop batter onto the baking sheet - this will make drop biscuits). Whisk egg with 2 to 3 tablespoon water. Brush top of bisciut will egg wash to give the top of the bicuits a golden top.
For a less spicy option - de-vein the peppers and take out the seed.
Place baking sheet in oven for 12 to 15 minutes. Take out of oven and let it cool slightly.
Serve with honey or butter. I also like to serve this with soup instead of toast.