Absolutely Amazing Cheese & Pepperoni Biscuits

pepperoni and cheese biscuitsWhat's better than cheese biscuits? Cheese and pepperoni biscuits. I know you've been looking for a way to bring more cured Italian meats into your daily routine, so ... you're welcome. These flattened balls of deliciousness are great for a hardy breakfast or a late afternoon snack -- they're sure to become a new family favorite.

So gather up your little kitchen helpers, start grating some cheddar, and in no time you'll have some yummy yummy biscuits to share.

Advertisement

Pepperoni & Cheddar Drop Biscuits

Makes 8 giant biscuits or 12 smaller biscuits

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold, cut into pieces
  • 6 ounces cheddar/mozzarella/Monterrey jack blend (about 1 cup)
  • 20-30 slices of pepperoni, "julienned" (turkey, plain, veggie ... whatever you like)
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Spray the pan(s) with flour baking spray or line with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar. Using a pastry blender, your fingers, or a fork, cut the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse meal with a few larger clumps remaining. Stir in the cheese with a fork, and then the pepperoni.

Add the milk and sour cream; using a rubber spatula, stir until the dough just comes together. The dough will be slightly sticky; don't over mix.

Using a 1/2-cup measure (for giant biscuits) or a 1/4-cup or 1/3-cup for smaller biscuits, scoop mounds of dough about 1 1/2-inches apart of the prepared baking sheet.

Bake, rotating the sheet halfway through baking, until golden brown, about 15 to 20 minutes. Slide parchment and biscuits onto a wire rack to cool or let biscuits cool on pan for 5 minutes before removing onto a wire rack with a spatula. Serve warm or at room temperature. Try, as you might, to keep any of them as leftovers in a sealed container for a day or two.

Enjoy!

Hungry? Need dinner ideas? Just love anything and everything food and recipes? Then you'll totally want to follow us on Pinterest! Our virtual pin boards on Kid Friendly Recipes, Sweet Treats, and Easter 2012 are pure eye candy. Yum!


Photo via ohmeaghan/Flickr

Read More >

brunch