Spicy Cheddar Cornbread Biscuits
No adult human should have to suffer the injustice of choosing between cornbread and biscuits. Especially not when these little carb-nuggets have got your back.
Packed with cheese and spiked with jalapenos, they can work with a hearty bowl of chili as well as they do scrambled eggs and bacon. They’re the culinary equivalent of a black push-up bra. They make whatever you put on top look good but, frankly, you don’t need to add a damn thing to bring the room to their knees.
We use corn flour in a lot of our recipes (see: this, this, and this, but it’s worth repeating that it’s not the same as cornmeal, grits, or polenta. The distinction is the size of the grind. Corn flour is extremely fine. This makes it easy to hydrate (helping you avoid that tooth-chipping gravel that often accompanies cornmeal baked goods) but still gives things a cornbread-y density. You can usually find it in the baking aisle of US grocery stores near the ubiquitous, tiny bags gluten free and specialty flours. If you’re turning up nothing, give the international aisle (or, you know, the internet) a shot. It’s worth the effort to hunt down.
Spicy Cheddar Cornbread Biscuits
- 1 cups Corn Flour
- 1 cups AP Flour
- 3 tbsp Powdered Buttermilk
- ¼ tsp Baking Soda
- 1 tbsp Baking Powder
- 1 tsp Salt -or- 2 tsp Goya Adobo
- 6 tbsp cold Butter — cold Butter is important, but you don’t need to be one of those weirdos who freezes the bowl and stuff, ok?
- ½ cups Extra Sharp Cheddar, shredded
- 1 cups Sour Cream — full fat, you monsters, okay?
- 2 Jalapeno
- 2 tbsp Heavy Cream, Half and Half, Buttermilk, or Egg Wash— totally optional
Makes about 12 Biscuits
Preheat the oven to 500° In a food processor, combine the Flours, Baking Powder and Soda, Powdered Buttermilk, Salt, and Butter. Pulse to combine until the Butter pretty much disappears, and the mixture looks like sand. Toss in the Cheddar and pulse a few times to bring everything together.
Seed and dice one Jalapeno, and add it to the Flour and Cheese party that’s soon to be Biscuit Dough. Slice the other Jalapeno into thin rings and set aside. Wash your hands really well— and probably don’t touch your eyes or your junk for a while. Transfer the Biscuit Dough to a large bowl, fold in the Sour Cream until hardly combined.
Turn the Dough out onto a clean, floured counter or large cutting board. Using floured hands, gently pat it into a large blob that’s about 1 ½” thick. Fold the Dough onto itself twice— like you’re folding a letter to fit into an envelope— and then fold it in half. Add some more Flour if the dough is sticking, and pat it out into another large flat blob. Fold it up again. Flour, if necessary. Pat again. Fold again. Maybe Flour, but you’re probably good, and Pat it out for the last time into a 1 ½” thick blob. Cut into individual Biscuits with a cookie cutter or a drinking glass (dipped in Flour to keep things from sticking). or just use your knife to make some squares.
Place the Biscuits on parchment or silpat lined baking sheets about 2” apart. Brush with Heavy Cream or an Egg Wash or whatever if you’re into shiny biscuits (I usually skip that step because, like, who cares) and top with a slice of Jalapeno— so folks know what they’re getting into.
Bake at 500° for 15 minutes, or until it looks like a Biscuit.
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