A British biscuit is an American cookie and an American cookie is a British cookie and an American biscuit is a British scone and an American scone is something else entirely. Simple!
I've been holding out on you.
Over a year ago, I made the best batch of biscuits, finally figuring out that sour cream made the softest, flakiest biscuits ever, and I shared them with you.
What I didn't share was the batch of biscuits that came after. Same recipe, with a couple of extra ingredients.
Life gets busy, and we forget to do things that we had the best intentions of doing.
Last night, I was going through pictures on my computer and came across these. Four pictures of the most amazing biscuits, hidden away amongst 200 or so hockey photos taken that same week.
And I remembered that I meant to share them, but didn't. So here they are, a year late, but still oh so amazing. The ingredients are whole and simple, they take almost no time to mix up, and the results are the softest biscuits with just the right amount of cheddar and jalapeno flavour.
Make them. I know you'll love them.
Jalapeno Cheddar Sour Cream Biscuits
3 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
3 tsp baking powder
1 tsp sugar
1 1/2 cups sour cream (I used full fat sour cream)
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1 cup old cheddar, shredded
1/3 - 1/2 cup pickled jalapeno peppers, drained and diced
Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Whisk together the dry ingredients.
Add the sour cream and butter. Stir until it just holds together. Add cheddar and jalapeno peppers, and stir again until it just holds together.
Roll dough out on a floured surface, about 1/2 - 3/4 inch thick. Use a round cutter and press straight down to cut out biscuits. If you twist the cutter you won't get those nice looking layers on the side of the biscuit.
Bake until they are golden brown, about 12 - 15 minutes.
These are best freshly baked and still warm from the oven. If you want to make them ahead of time, freeze the unbaked biscuits and then bake them straight from the freezer, adding a few minutes cooking time.
Don't over overwork the dough, it should be just combined and still lumpy before you roll it out. Overworking the dough will result in tough biscuits.
When measuring the flour, don't just scoop and dump. This compacts the flour in the measuring cup, resulting in too much flour and hard, dry biscuits. Instead, fluff the flour with a scoop and add it to the measuring cup scoop by scoop. Read how to properly measure out a cup of flour here: King Arthur Flour.
I've gone easy on the salt. If you prefer a saltier biscuit you could use up to a teaspoon.
My original Sour Cream Biscuit recipe is here:
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