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Cornmeal Hot and Spicy Cheese Biscuits

Cornmeal Hot and Spicy Cheese Biscuits

I love spicy food. I also love biscuits. So why not have both together?

These crumbly biscuits are perfect with soup or, of course, alone!

My brief is done! I must admit that for a few days I felt like I didn’t do anything but write that brief! However, it does feel good to know I wrote it! Next is the oral argument … but not yet!

Even though I sometimes feel law school keeps me inside, I have to laugh about studying law! So this song reminds me things won’t always be this way. Take a listen to “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore” sung by Ella Fitzgerald.

Cornmeal Hot and Spicy Cheese Biscuits


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup + 2 tablespoons cornmeal
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese, fresh grated
  • ¼ teaspoon hot red pepper flakes
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ½ cup half-and-half cream
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl combine flour, cornmeal, baking powder, baking soda, Parmesan cheese, red pepper flakes, and cayenne pepper.
  3. Cut butter into five pieces and blend it into flour mixture with your fingers until crumbly.
  4. In a separate bowl combine honey, half-and-half cream, and vinegar.
  5. Add honey mixture to flour mixture. Stir just until combined.
  6. Knead three times and shape into a 5-inch by 4-inch rectangle.
  7. Place dough rectangle on parchment paper lined baking sheet. Cut into twelve pieces with a knife—three cuts one direction and four the other direction.
  8. Separate pieces around the pan.
  9. Bake for 7 minutes or until the top is golden and the dough is cooked in the middle.

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About Jillaine: As a professional jazz singer who also studies law, savoring daily nosh with family refreshes me. You are invited to my table to try great food, hear tasty music, and join in upbeat conversation!

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