Jalapeño-Cheddar Biscuit Muffins
Makes 1 dozen muffins
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
1-1/2 tablespoons baking powder
1 tablespoon Chef Paul Prudhomme's Poultry Magic�
1/4 teaspoon Chef Paul Prudhomme's Vegetable Magic�
10 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup grated cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons fresh jalape�o chilies, seeded and finely chopped
1 cup cold milk
how to prepare
Preheat the oven to 350°.
In the bowl of a kitchen mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, Poultry Magic and Vegetable Magic. Mix, using the slowest setting, until the dry ingredients are combined, about 1 minute.
Add the softened butter and process at slow speed until the butter and flour are combined and resemble a coarse meal, about 1 minute. Then add the grated cheese and chopped jalapeños and process just until combined, about 20 seconds. Add the milk in a slow stream, then process until the ingredients are just moistened, about 15 seconds. Do not overmix! Spoon the mixture into 12 greased muffin cups.
Bake at 350° until the tops of the muffins are golden brown, about 30 to 35 minutes. Remove the muffins from the oven and turn them out onto a wire rack to cool. The finished muffins should have a thick crust and a light, cake-like center.
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