Hatch Chile Buttermilk Biscuits


Chef Marco Zapien puts a spin on the traditional buttermilk biscuit with a Hatch Chile twist. This savory treat pairs well with any summer day–breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Chef Marco Zapien Hatch Chile Buttermilk Biscuits

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Hatch Chiles are a seasonal delight–and even make an excellent addition to biscuits!


Hatch Chile Buttermilk Biscuits3 cups all-purpose flour1/2 tsp baking soda3 peeled, seeded and diced hatch chiles1 TB baking powder2 tsp salt1 stick butter (ice cold cut into cubes)1 3/4 cups buttermilk1/4 cup melted butter to brush the biscuitsHatch Chile Honey Butter1/2 cup unsalted butter (softened)1/4 cup honey1 peeled, seeded and chopped hatch chile


  1. Directions for Biscuits
  2. 1. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  3. 2. Add in the butter one cube at a time and incorporate with your hands. Mixture will resemble coarse crumbs.
  4. 3. Slowly add in the buttermilk and chopped hatch chiles until fully incorporated.
  5. 4. On a floured surface, place dough and roll into a ball.
  6. 5. Roll out into a rectangle and fold over. Roll out again. Fold over and roll out again.
  7. 6. Roll out into a rectangular shape about 1/2 inch thick.
  8. 7. Using a ring cutter, cut into 2 to 3 inch biscuits.
  9. 8. Place on a greased cookie sheet. Brush tops with melted butter.
  10. 9. Bake in a 400 degree oven for approximately 15 to 20 minutes.
  11. Directions for Honey Butter
  12. 1. In a mixing bowl, whisk together all ingredients.

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