Baking from “Baked”: Chipotle Cheddar Biscuits

I saw the book Baked: New Frontiers in Baking recommended on Smitten Kitchen, one of my favorite food blogs. SK’s author, Deb, has a strange power over me. If she says make it, I do. Creamed spinach, yellow birthday cake, cherry brown butter bars, all butter pie crust, cornbread croutons… Her recipes are well-written and well-tested. So when she recommended Baked, I reserved it from the library. I’m now trying to make as many recipes from it as I can before I have to return it.

I had chipotle powder on hand after making the Baked Brownie, Spiced Up, so I started with the Chipotle Cheddar Cheese Biscuits:

Chipotle Cheddar Biscuits

I used a teaspoon, rather than a tablespoon, of the chipotle powder, which resulted in a light but definite spice. They tasted pleasantly of cheddar also. I found the recipe vague when it said to mix in the butter till the texture was of course sand. Did this mean it could have larger lumps, or should they all be sand-sized? I went in between, and the results were good. I like them best served warm with butter.

Chipotle Cheddar Biscuits

2 Responses to “Baking from “Baked”: Chipotle Cheddar Biscuits”

  1. Petunia Says:

    YUM! I wanna make some. Guess I’ll have to check out the book from the library too. And I’ve bookmarked Smitten Kitchen too. Thanks.

    Have you seen the foodie link at Beth Fish Reads? Every weekend she puts up a Mr. Linky for us bloggers to share our food related posts with each other. It’s so cool to see so many book blogs with foodie tendencies.

  2. Beth F Says:

    These sounds heavenly! So glad Petunia alerted you to my Weekend Cooking — any post from the previous week and over the weekend can be linked — I do this every Saturday morning.

    It’s been a lot of fun and there is a lot of variety.