Why Chipotle? Because chipotle, when used sparingly, is the ideal way to add spice and smoke to a wide range of foods. The chipotle is just a smoked jalapeño chile, but it adds a unique personality to our cheddar biscuit. The spice starts as a small tingle in the back of your throat followed by a burst of deep, pleasant heat and flavor. Slice and serve these biscuits with a pat of butter for breakfast or enjoy with a big bowl of tomato soup for lunch or dinner.
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, pepper, chipotle powder, sugar, baking powder, cream of tartar, and the
Add the butter and, using your hands or the back of a wooden spoon, work the butter into the dough. The mixture should look like coarse sand. Add the cheese and stir to thoroughly incorporate it into the dough.
In a small bowl, whisk together the buttermilk and egg. Add to the flour mixture and stir until just incorporated. Do not overmix.
Use a small ice cream scoop or a
Transfer the biscuits to a cooling rack. The biscuits can be served slightly warm or at room temperature (we like them slightly warm).
Store the biscuits in an airtight container for up to 2 days.
© 2008 All rights reserved. Published by Abrams Books.