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Cheddar Cheese Biscuits with Honey-Baked Ham

Cheddar Cheese Biscuits with Honey-Baked Ham

2 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for kneading
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons Kosher salt
12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/4-inch cubes
1/2 cup cold buttermilk, shaken
1 large egg
1 1/4 cups grated sharp Cheddar cheese
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1/2 pound honey-baked ham, sliced

To make the biscuits:

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. With the mixer on low, add the butter and mix until coarse crumbs form, about 30 to 45 seconds.

Combine the buttermilk and egg in a small bowl and beat lightly with a fork. With the mixer on low, add the buttermilk mixture to the flour mixture and mix only until moistened. Add the cheese to the dough and mix only until roughly combined.

Transfer the dough to a lightly floured work surface. Knead gently until well combined, about 5 or 6 times. Pat out dough to 3/4-inch thickness. Using 3-inch-diameter cookie cutter, cut out biscuits. Gather scraps, pat out to 3/4-inch thickness and cut additional biscuits.

Place biscuits on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper. Brush the tops with the beaten egg. Bake until the tops are browned and the biscuits are cooked through, about 18 to 22 minutes.

To assemble the sandwiches:

Cut the ham slices into pieces slightly larger than the biscuits. Using a sharp bread knife, split the biscuits. Fill each biscuit with 1 or 2 pieces of the ham to make a sandwich. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Makes 12 biscuits.

Cooking Tip: Don’t feel like cutting out the biscuits? No worries. This recipe also works for drop biscuits. Just scoop about 3 to 4 tablespoons of the dough, roll into a ball, lightly press to flatten, and bake as directed above.

 

 

Spicy Bloody Marys

The trick to a good Bloody Mary is to have flavor and spice.  I love the extra flavor that Clamato juice gives and my delicious spicy kick comes from Frank’s RedHot.

Spicy Bloody Marys

1 quart Clamato®  juice or tomato juice
1/2 cup vodka
2 tablespoons Frank’sS® RedHot® Original Cayenne Pepper Sauce
2 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
2 tablespoons prepared horseradish
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 teaspoon celery salt
4 celery sticks, optional garnish

Mix all ingredients in large pitcher.

Chill. Serve over ice with a celery stick, if desired.

Serves 4.

 

Blood Orange Mimosas

Blood Orange Mimosas

3 cups blood orange juice
1/3 cup Grand Marnier or other orange-flavored liqueur
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1 bottle (750-ml) Prosecco, chilled

Stir together the juice, liqueur, and sugar in a 2-quart pitcher until the sugar is dissolved. Cover and refrigerate until chilled, about 30 minutes.

To serve, pour the juice mixture into the bottom of champagne glasses and slowly top-off with the chilled Prosecco.

Serves 8.

 


Jennifer Chandler

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