Buttermilk Cheddar-Jalapeño Biscuits


Happy New Year, guys! Err, 17 days later.

I had a lot of lofty goals for 2014, being more consistent in posting was one of them. Clearly, not off to such a good start. But tomorrow is a new day, and I’m really going to try. Promise.

I also decided that this year would be more simple. Still delicious, but simpler. I have a tendency to over complicate things, and I’m starting to feel that simple, and more approachable recipes is where it’s at for this year. Plus, babies and kids are super time consuming (who would have thought?) and that just leaves me way, way less time. Just keepin’ it real.

So yeah, let’s start this new year with some buttery, cheesy, and delicious biscuits. Unless, were still doing the whole salad thing. In which case, you can definitely eat this with your salad. Or not, I won’t judge.

These biscuits are all kinds of delicious. Buttery, cheesy, with just a little kick from the jalapeños they are pretty much biscuit perfection. I decided to slather these savoury babies with some apricot jam, and it was surprisingly the best.thing.ever.

Happy Friday, friends!

Buttermilk Cheddar-Jalapeño Biscuits

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: about 8 biscuits

Buttermilk Cheddar-Jalapeño Biscuits

A tender and soft buttery biscuit studded with cheddar cheese and jalapeños.


  • 2 1/2 cups (350g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt (or slightly less table salt)
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick/114g) unsalted butter, cold, cut into 8 to 10 pieces
  • 2 1/2 ounces (about 1 cup packed) grated cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup (120g) cold buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup (120g) cold heavy cream
  • 1 cold egg
  • 1 or 2 jalapeño, seeded and chopped finely
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream (for brushing tops)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Using a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or hand mixer), mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix on low speed until combined. Add in the pieces of cold butter and beat on medium-low speed for about 2 minutes, or until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add in the grated cheese and mix just until combined, about 30 seconds.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, heavy cream, egg, and jalapeño until well combined. With the mixer running on low speed, pour the mixture into the flour mixture and beat for about 15 seconds or until the dough just comes together. There will still be loose flour at the bottom of the bowl. Gather the dough into a ball and keep turning it over in the bowl to until you have gathered all of the loose flour and it is mixed in.
  4. On a lightly floured work surface, pat the dough into a 1-inch thick layer. Using a 3-inch biscuit or cookie cutter, cut out the biscuits and place them on the cookie sheet. Gently bring together the loose scraps and cut out more biscuits. Repeat until all the dough is used up. You will have about 8 biscuits.
  5. Brush the tops of the biscuits with the remaining 1 tablespoon of heavy cream, and bake for about 40 to 45 minutes, or until the biscuits are golden brown. Cool on the cookie sheet on a wire rack.
  6. Serve slightly warm.


Make ahead:After you have cut out the biscuits, they can be wrapped tightly in plastic wrap and frozen for up to 1 week. Bake as directed directly from the freezer and add about 5 to 10 minutes to the baking time. Biscuits taste best the day they are made, but can be kept in an airtight container for an additional day. Reheat in a 325 degree oven for about 20 minutes.

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Generously adapted from Flour: Spectacular Recipes from Boston’s Flour Bakery + Cafe.

  • http://teenbaker.blogspot.co.uk/ Lucy – Teen Baker

    These look so moreish! I think the whole batch would disappear super fast in my house…

  • http://damndelicious.net/ Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious

    Amazing! I could easily eat this for dinner!

  • http://joanne-eatswellwithothers.com/ Joanne (eats well with others)

    Biscuit croutons?! That would be my kind of salad.

  • grandbabycakes

    These are my kinda biscuits! Amazing!

    • http://www.portuguesegirlcooks.com/ Jessica |Portuguese Girl Cooks

      Thanks so much, Jocelyn!

  • Tutti Dolci

    Yes please, these biscuits look like savory heaven!

    • http://www.portuguesegirlcooks.com/ Jessica |Portuguese Girl Cooks

      Thanks so much, Laura!

  • Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough

    Simple biscuits are my jam. Specifically these, with a little apricot jam on them. :) YUM.

    • http://www.portuguesegirlcooks.com/ Jessica |Portuguese Girl Cooks

      Thanks my dear!

  • marie @ little kitchie

    Love everything about these!

    • http://www.portuguesegirlcooks.com/ Jessica |Portuguese Girl Cooks

      Thanks so much, Marie!

  • http://londonbakes.blogspot.com Kathryn

    I am all for simple recipes + this sounds totally up my street; love that combination of buttery biscuit, sharp cheddar and spicy jalapeno. Perfect!

    • http://www.portuguesegirlcooks.com/ Jessica |Portuguese Girl Cooks

      Thanks so much, Kathryn!