Hatch Cheddar Biscuits

This summer I finally managed to get as many Hatch chile peppers as I wanted when the crop came in to Austin. Any time I buy something in bulk my husband gives me weird looks. And I admit, it was a pain in the butt to peel, seed, and chop those peppers, but you know? It’s the middle of October and I just had biscuits with Hatch chiles that didn’t come out of a tin.

Hatch Cheddar Biscuit

You can adjust the cheese and pepper to your tastes. Mine were on the lower end, as I have a toddler with randomly picky tastes.

Hatch Cheddar Biscuits
adapted from Mark Bittman

2 c flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
3 tsp baking powder
4 tbsp cold butter, cut into pieces
3/4 cup whole milk yogurt
1/2 to 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1-2 tbsp roasted, peeled, diced Hatch peppers

Preheat oven to 450. Mix together flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder. Cut in butter (or use a food processor) until fully incorporated and the mixture looks like granules. In another bowl, mix together the yogurt, cheese, and peppers, then stir into the flour mixture. Stir until dough comes together, then form into a ball and dump it onto a lightly floured counter. Knead it a few times to help shape the dough, then moosh it into a rectangle about 3/4 inches thick. Cut out biscuits and put on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 7-9 minutes, or until golden brown. Makes about 12 biscuits (using a 2 3/4 inch cutter).

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6 Responses to Hatch Cheddar Biscuits

  1. luluu October 18, 2009 at 7:42 pm #

    perfect biscuits! cant wait to put lots of butter in-between and give it a big bite!

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  2. Jessie October 19, 2009 at 7:04 am #

    yummy biscuits, they came out perfect too

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  3. Natasha - 5 Star Foodie October 19, 2009 at 10:41 am #

    Biscuits with hatch chiles & cheddar sound absolutely delicious! I recently made muffins with those ingredients and really loved them!

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  4. Stacie October 19, 2009 at 11:51 am #

    I never heard of hatch peppers before today. This recipe actually sounds fantastic.

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  5. Susan October 20, 2009 at 7:22 am #

    What beautiful biscuits–a Southern girl, I am always looking for new biscuit recipes…I love the huge chunks of cheddar that are visible.

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  6. Sasha October 20, 2009 at 4:07 pm #

    Oh what a beautiful bisquit! So cheesy and flaky… I’m so trying this recipe : )

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