Pepper Jack Biscuits with Honey Butter
Makes 6 large biscuits, or more small biscuits.
3 cups flour
6 tablespoons butter, cold and cubed
1 tablespoon baking powder
1.5 teaspoons salt
1 cup cold water
1 and a 1/4 cup grated(larger size) pepper jack cheese
1/2 cup soft unsalted butter
2 tablespoon honey
extra honey for drizzling
coarse or flaky salt
- Preheat your oven to 425 degrees fahrenheit.
- Mix all dry ingredients together thoroughly into a bowl.
- Sprinkle butter cubes over dry mixture. Using fingers, ‘squish’ butter into flour until evenly distributed throughout. Do this until the texture resembles large bread crumbs. Some bigger pieces of butter are okay to leave, don’t over mix.
- Add in 1 cup of grated cheese and use spoon to stir lightly until dispersed.
- Pour in water, and use a spoon to mix it in until just absorbed.
- Turn out onto a lightly floured surface.
- Gently shape dough into a rectangle about 1 inch thick.
- Fold dough over itself in thirds. Fold both sides into the center, as if you are folding up a letter to go in an envelope.
- Gently press dough back to a thickness of about an inch.
- Either cut dough into sixths, or smaller for square biscuits or punch out circles using a biscuit cutter or a glass.
- Transfer biscuits to a baking sheet.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown. Halfway through bake time, use the remaining 1/4 cup of cheese to sprinkle on top of the biscuits, then continue cooking until desired color.
- Whisk together butter and honey until smooth and even in consistency. Drizzle a little extra honey over the top, and a little salt.
The most important part of making biscuits, is to not overwork the dough. Try to accomplish each step as quickly, and delicately as possible so your biscuits come out flaky.
This recipe is a great template for other flavors, so feel free to experiment with other types of cheese!
The cup of water can be substituted with a cup of milk, or buttermilk for richer biscuits.
The smaller your biscuits, the faster they will bake.
These are best eaten fresh, or only a few days after baking.