These are very nice with just a hit of heat from the chili powder. They are soft and tender inside with a crisp crust.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 6 tablespoons chilled unsalted butter
- 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 cup chilled buttermilk (may need to add more, enough to moisten batter)
- 2 tablespoons melted butter, for brushing tops
- Mix the flour, sugar, baking powder baking soda, salt and chili powder together.
- Cut in the chilled butter until it looks like fine meal.
- Add cheese and buttermilk. (You may need a little extra buttermilk to reach the moistened stage).
- Mix until flour is moistened.
- Place mixture on a floured surface, knead lightly, about 15 turns.
- Roll out to 3/4 inch thick.
- Cut with 3 1/2 in cutter (Or use whatever size you want).
- Gather up scrapes and roll into ball and roll out again to 3/4 inch thick and cut additional biscuits. Continue until all the dough is used.
- Put biscuits onto a greased pan.
- Brush the tops with butter.
- Bake at 400 degrees F for about 25 minutes.
These are very, very YUMMY biscuits with a really GREAT TEXTURE-so light and fluffy with a crisp crust. The cheese and chili also make for a really good taste, but for me they were just a little too hot (sent my mouth on fire), so that I cant give them a full 5 stars. I had read the other reviewers' comments so I thought they wouldnt be too hot even though there is quite a lot of chili powder in them, but somehow mine were smoking. Maybe its just the very high quality chili I used (an Italian brand). Next time I will reduce the amount used to 1/2 tbs and then these will be PERFECT! Thanks so much for sharing this winner with us, Nimz. Made and reviewed for Went to the Market Tag Game May 09.
AWESOME !!! I thought they were going to be really hot, I was wrong. They were great !Made the recipe exactly as posted. A very enjoyable biscuit.
These biscuits are actually pretty mild in flavor. The butter and cheese in the recipe work well together to produce a very flaky biscuit. I used sharp cheddar and ground ancho chili powder. My yield was 7 very large biscuits that were delicious.