Cheese biscuits generally disappoint. Our goal was to master this recipe and make cheese-flavored biscuits with an airy texture and light crumb. Here's how we did it.
Why This Recipe Works
While cheese biscuits often sound better than they taste, our Jalapeño-Jack Biscuits recipe bakes up cheesy, airy biscuits with a perfectly light crumb. We used a simple cream biscuit recipe, which is prepared from flour and heavy cream leavened with baking powder. Overworking the dough will make the biscuits tough, so we kneaded only long enough to incorporate the dry ingredients and cream. To flavor the biscuits, we used a dry, strong-flavored cheese, and added most just before adding the cream. A little cayenne pepper and minced jalapeño pepper gave our Jalapeño-Jack Biscuits the kick they needed.
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