Mmm Monday // Guest Post: Josiah Tam // Chili Cheddar Biscuits


I'm a chef. A trained Chef. Classic French cuisine, Le Cordon Bleu stuff. When it really comes down to it though, I want home food. Butter it, bacon it, deep fry it, Crock Pot it, chowder it, make it satisfying. So I give you a recipe thats a favourite of mine. There's lots of butter, a good amount of heat, some good ole' fashion cheddar, and a lot of love. A warning first however, it's not healthy and it's definitely not diet friendly. Be nice to yourself though, give yourself a break from the rabbit food, eat some biscuits.


2 cups flour

1 teaspoon salt

1teaspoon sugar

2 teaspoons paprika

1tablespoon baking powder

1 tablespoon dried and crushed chilies

8 tablespoons butter, cold and cubed

1 cup grated white cheddar

3/4 cup whole milk


First, Preheat your oven to 360F.

Combine the flour, chilies, butter (cold), sugar, salt, baking powder, and paprika in a food processor. Turn it on and let it go for a minute or so until the texture is "sandy". If you dont have a food processor just work it quickly with your hands and rub the butter into the dry ingredients (quickly so the butter doesn't melt in). Empty the contents into a large bowl.

Next you'll want to coarsely grate the cheddar. I used white cheddar that's been aged for 5 years that I got from Costco, but you can use whatever you like. Add the cheddar to the bowl with the previous mixture and mix it through.

Measure out 3/4 cup of milk (homogenized would be really awesome).


Pour the milk into the bowl.

Mix it all up (start with a spoon and then you'll have to use your hands).

Roll out the dough on a floured surface to about 1 inch thick.

Cut out biscuits with a cutter of some sort.

Place all of the biscuits onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and bake in a 306F over for about 20 minutes or until golden.

The next step is the easiest one. Eat while still hot.


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