Sunday, September 12, 2010

2 Jalapeno Cheese Biscuits

I have gotten into a habit of serving Nate breakfast on Sunday nights! Nate and I love traveling with my family because my parents NEVER just grab something on the go for breakfast. . .they have a full out sit down meal! I would say our favorite breakfast place is at Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs! Nate doesn't even need a menu because he has it memorized! Since my man has such a love for breakfast items, one meal a week is entirely dedicated to trying yummy new breakfast foods! So tonight . . .  I made Migas and. . . JALAPENO CHEESE BISCUITS! I cannot say enough about this recipe. . . it is PERFECT when out of town guests are staying with you because the "cheesy biscuit" smell roams around the house as you are making them! AMAZING!!! They are SO easy to make and are seriously soooo good! This recipe comes from Peace Meals: A Junior League of Houston cookbook!
Jalapeno Cheese Biscuits
(inspired by the Coronado Club's Jalapeno Biscuits) 
Makes 20 2-inch biscuits
(the secret to flaky biscuits is to use very cold butter (20 min in the freezer will do it) 
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
1 tablespoon baking powder
dash of cayenne pepper
1/2 cup (1 stick) cold unsalted butter
1 tablespoon cored, seeded, and finely chopped jalapeno
3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 1/4 cups heavy whipping cream 
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (I used foil but next time I'll just put the biscuits on the cookie sheet) Sift the dry ingredients into a mixing bowl. Cut the butter into 1/2 inch pieces. Using your fingertips, rub the butter and flour mixture together until it resembles a coarse meal; Add the jalapenos and cheese. Add the cream and mix with your hands. When barely combined, turn out onto a lightly floured board and knead just enough to bring the dough together. Roll out to a 1-inch thickness. Cut with a floured 1 1/2 to 2 inch cutter. (or use a mason jar like every relative I have uses! It made me have fond memories of my childhood as I was cutting the biscuits!) Arrange in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet. Bake in the center of the oven for 10 to 12 min or until puffed and golden. Serve warm.
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