4 cups Southern Biscuit Self-Rising-Flour
1 tablespoon sugar
½ teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon baking powder
¾ tablespoon garlic powder
½ tablespoon black pepper
3 teaspoons creole seasoning, divided
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 medium purple onion, diced
5 garlic cloves, diced
8 medium red potatoes, roasted
2 whole ears corn on the cob, roasted
1 cup shortening
2 ⅓ cups buttermilk, divided
3 teaspoons Crystal hot sauce, divided
½ red pepper, diced
½ green pepper, diced
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
½ cup butter, melted
½ pound whipped creole butter*
½ pound butter, softened
1 teaspoon Crystal hot sauce
1 teaspoon parsley, finely chopped
Whipped Creole Butter
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees in convection oven or 375 degrees in conventional oven.
- Sift together flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, garlic powder, black pepper, 2 teaspoons creole seasoning, and cayenne pepper and set aside.
- Sauté diced onion and garlic in 1 tablespoon olive oil until softened. Set aside.
- Cut potatoes into ¼-inch pieces and lightly pan fry in 2 tablespoons olive oil until slightly crispy. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon creole seasoning and set aside.
- Cut corn kernels off the cobs and set aside.
- Cut shortening into dry ingredients using fingertips until pea-size flakes form.
- Add 2 cups of buttermilk, 1 teaspoon Crystal hot sauce, potatoes, onion and garlic, diced veggies, corn, and cheese. Mix by hand until just blended.
- Dump dough onto a floured surface and knead lightly. Pat into a 1-inch-thick rectangle. Use a floured knife to cut into 12 squares. Put biscuits on a greased sheet pan lined with parchment paper.
- Blend ¼ cup buttermilk with 1 teaspoon Crystal hot sauce and brush onto biscuits. Bake at 350 degrees for 5 to 7 minutes. Rotate pan. Bake another 5 to 7 minutes until golden. Brush with melted butter. Serve with a small dollop of whipped creole butter!
- Whip the ingredients until blended. Chill in fridge until needed.
- from Elizabeth Blanchard of Cakehead Bakeshop Spartanburg, South Carolina