There are few better things to enjoy during a delicious morning meal than a perfectly-baked, buttery, golden biscuit. And in this recipe, the perfect biscuit is made even better. Spicy jalapeño, sharp cheddar and smoky bacon combine to elevate this biscuit to a whole new level. It's amazing on its own or as part of a killer breakfast sandwich. With a batch of these, breakfast simply can't go wrong.
Things You'll Need
2 cups self-rising flour
6 tbs very cold unsalted butter, cubed
1/2 cup + 3 tbs cold buttermilk, plus a bit extra for brushing
1 large jalapeño, deseeded and chopped
2 oz shredded sharp cheddar cheese, plus a bit extra for sprinkling
6 strips of cooked bacon, chopped
2'' biscuit cutter
Preheat oven to 425° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Place flour and butter in a large bowl and using a pastry blender, cut the butter into the flour until it becomes the size of small peas.
If you don't have a pastry blender, simply rub the cubed butter between your fingers until the butter breaks up into small pea-sized pieces.
Add the shredded cheese, jalapeño and bacon, tossing a few times in the flour and butter mixture to coat.
Drizzle the buttermilk over the flour mixture, tossing the flour mixture with a fork as you pour. Once all the buttermilk has been added, gently knead the dough a few times until a shaggy dough forms.
Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface with all purpose flour. Roll or pat the dough into a 6" x 9'' rectangle. Cut rectangle into thirds and stack on top of one another.
Roll the stacked pieces into a 5" x 8" rectangle that is about 3/4" thick. Use a 2" biscuit cutter to cut out 8-9 biscuits, gathering and reshaping scraps as necessary.
Dip the biscuit cutter into some flour in between cuts to reduce sticking.
Place the biscuits on the prepared baking sheet, with 1" spacing between them. Brush the tops with a little buttermilk and a light sprinkle of cheese.
Bake the biscuits for 14-16 minutes, or until lightly golden. Remove from oven and serve immediately. Enjoy!