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The addition of cornmeal to the mix is nice because it changes the texture. Giving you a crispier crust, but still leaves the inside buttery and soft. The perfect biscuit. You can scale the cheddar and jalapeno up or down to your liking, but as the boyfriend noticed you get the taste of jalapenos in this recipe without the heat, so if you’re not a spicy type of person these biscuits should still be okay.

You can use these guys to build delicious breakfast sandwiches or use them to dunk into hot (or cold) soup or eat them the way I like best, slightly warmed with a drizzle of honey….as I stand hovered over my kitchen sink devouring biscuit after biscuit, but I digress. I hope everyone has a great holiday weekend! xx, Jenny

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Jalapeno and Cheddar Cornmeal Biscuits
Makes 10 to 12

1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
3/4 cup yellow cornmeal
2 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoon superfine sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper
1/2 cup (1 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut into small cubes
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
1 large jalapeno, seeded and diced
3/4 cup buttermilk

1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted

1. Preheat oven to 400˚F.
2. Place flour, cornmeal, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, salt, and pepper into a large mixing bowl and whisk together.
3. Cut in butter with a pastry knife or using your fingers until a fine grainy texture forms.
4. Fold in cheddar, jalapeno and buttermilk until a dough forms.
5. Scoop 1/4 cup sized balls of dough and drop onto a parchment lined baking sheet, about 1 inch apart.
6. Bake biscuits for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and brush tops with melted butter. Place back into oven and bake for an additional 5 to 10 minutes.
7. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly. Once cool enough to handle, serve.


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  1. Tieghan Not Specified Not Specified

    YUM!! I love cornbread biscuits!! These guys look awesome and yeah, sometimes you just need all the butter!

  2. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar Not Specified Not Specified

    I am totally into these. Delicious!

  3. claire @ the realistic nutritionist Not Specified Not Specified

    These are fantastic!

  4. Mary-Clay @ Cooking with the King Not Specified Not Specified

    Mmm. I’ve made your sweet potato rosemary biscuits – divine! These look incredible as well!

  5. Maura - Yellow lemon tree blog Not Specified Not Specified

    This looks amazing :) I’m getting hungry.

  6. Teresa Not Specified Not Specified

    i’ve never tried biscuits with cornmeal but i am excited to see how they turn out. thank you for this recipe!

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  8. Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) Not Specified Not Specified

    These biscuits are seriously making my mouth water. Gorgeous!

  9. Gerry @ Foodness Gracious Not Specified Not Specified

    Great flavor combo and with the butter…delicious!!

  10. Lily @ Life, Love, and Cupcakes Not Specified Not Specified

    I love Jalapeno Cheddar Biscuits, but I’ve never tried them with cornmeal. These sounds perfect with a bowl of chili for fall!

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  12. Sadye Not Specified Not Specified

    I love how fancy these seem and yet how easy they were to make!

  13. Angie Not Specified Not Specified

    YUMMY!! Made these today and they are great.

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  15. TONY PERSAUD Not Specified Not Specified

    Cant wait to try