Southern Recipe Classics
Homemade biscuits filled with ham have long been traditional party items guests truly love to pieces. They’re the perfect appetizer for holiday celebrations, weddings & even a special Sunday morning breakfast. Jalapeño-Cheddar Ham Biscuits feature a little spice & cheese baked right into the coveted gems. Prepare to receive plenty of compliments when you serve this southern icon.
Jalapeno-Cheddar Ham Biscuits
Makes 5 1/2 dozen
Prep: 25 minutes Bake: 30 minutes
Make the biscuits ahead and freeze on lightly greased baking sheets. Store up to one month in an air tight plastic bag and bake the frozen biscuits as directed. Use the lower time range if baking one dozen biscuits or fewer.
3/4 cup butter
4 cups self-rising soft-wheat flour
1 3/4 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
3 tablespoons minced jalapeno
1 1/3 cup milk
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
3 tablespoons melted butter
1 pound thinly shaved ham
Dijon mustard & softened butter
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Cut butter into flour with a pastry blender in a large bowl until mixture resembles the size of small peas. Toss in cheese and jalapenos until evenly dispersed. Stir together milk and mustard; pour into flour mixture and blend just until dough comes together. The dough will be slightly sticky. Turn dough out onto a heavily floured surface; knead 2 to 3 times. Pat dough to 1/2-inch thickness; cut with a 1 1/2-inch round cutter, and place 1/2-inch apart on 2 lightly greased baking sheets. Re-roll and repeat until all dough used. Bake on the middle rack, one pan at a time, 13 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from oven; brush with 3 tablespoons melted butter. Split the biscuits in half and fill with ham. Serve with additional butter and mustard, if desired.
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How To Prepare Biscuits For Parties
Ham biscuits are an appetizer guests clamor over at fine southern social gatherings whether it be an early morning or late evening event. Follow these valuable pointers to make certain yours look their best for serving.
Cheese biscuits have a tendency to stick in spots over the surface of pans even if care has been taken to grease them well. Use a small palate knife to loosen them a few minutes after they come out of the oven then the butter can be brushed over the surface of each one for a beautiful finish. Allow the biscuits to cool at least 20 minutes before splitting them with a serrated knife. Fill the biscuits with warm ham just before serving.
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