Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Jalapeno Cheddar Sour Cream Biscuits

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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  1. Mmm I bet this is delicious! Im going to have to make some of these for my husband

  2. These biscuits have reduced me to a sobbing puddle of need.

  3. These sound great..... I just came in from the garden after checking on my plants... including the jalapeno peppers... looking good, so maybe we will be making these. :)

  4. always wanted to make some biscuits from scratch, but was super intimidated! going to have to get over my fear with these bad boys! pinning :)

  5. Wow, these biscuits look so yummy. My husband would love these.

  6. These wouldn't last long in our house, we love spicy! I make something similar, but with 1/4 tsp. cayenne! Can't wait to try them with jalepenos. Thank you for sharing at OMHGWW!

  7. these look fab they look like scones! x

  8. I've never actually had biscuits before - are they like scones?

  9. These look lovely! I have to try this!

  10. My goodness these savory biscuits sound amazing! Me and my family love biscuits and we LOVE jalapenos! So glad to have found you at the Pin Me Linky!

    Lauren Copeland
    Life Well Sweetened

  11. These biscuits look so light and fluffy!

  12. I don't typically make biscuits, but now I think I'm going to have to. Like right away. Yum.

  13. Oh my word these look delicious! I love a good homemade biscuit!
    Thanks for sharing on the Shine Blog Hop!

  14. Delicious my kids will love it, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop, pinning, tweeting and sharing in google plus.

  15. These biscuits will be delicious, we will just love your Jalapeno Cheddar Sour Cream Biscuits. Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday this week.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  16. My Mother in Law used to make the most amazing cheddar cheese biscuits. They were absolutely delicious and I could eat an embarrassing number of them. LOL! These look amazing. Thanks for linking to Tips & Tricks. We can't wait to see what you link up this week! :)

  17. These look amazing!! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

  18. Yum, I'm so looking forward to making your Jalapeno, Cheddar and sour cream biscuits. I so enjoy finding a new recipe to try. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  19. Hi, I found you on The Life of Faith Link Up, and couldn't resist check out your recipe! As soon as our jalapeno plant gives us a harvest, I'm diving right into a batch of these! :)

    The Blossoming Bump

  20. Holy cow these sound yummy!! :)

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

  21. Jenn! These sound amazing, and I know my husband and son would LOVE them! Thanks for linking up at Talented Tuesday (you were one of my features this week!) :-)

  22. Thank you so much for sharing this with Awesome Things Tuesday last week! Come party with us again, we'd love to have you!

  23. Jenn - These looks delicious! Thanks for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop. I will be featuring you on my Tuesday Treasures tonight! I invite you to stop by and take a look!

  24. These are the kind of scones that you could just tuck into for lunch....indulge!! He he.

    Thanks for linking up to Marvelous Monday on Smart Party Planning.

  25. Congratulations! You’ve been featured on Wicked Awesome Wednesday! Thanks for taking the time to share your jalapeno cheddar sour cream biscuit recipe. Feel free to stop by the website to pick up your “I’ve Been Featured!” button.

  26. I love that opening line! Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe with us at the Merry Monday link party. Hope to see you again next week!

  27. I love cheddar and biscuits, so I'm thinking these will be right up my alley! Thanks for stopping by and sharing this recipe with us - you're featured this week on Five Friday Finds!

  28. Oh my! These look amazing!! My husband is going to love this recipe.

    Thanks for sharing it at Inspire Me Monday.

  29. These biscuits look amazing! Thanks for linking up and sharing your recipe with us at Funtastic Friday. Hope you join us again this week.

  30. Oh MAN these sound amazing.... definitely pinning!

    Found you via Country Fair Blog Party. :)

  31. Wow! Amazing! Thank you for linking up with the Country Fair Blog Party.
    Laurie - Co-Host


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