Herb Biscuits

Herb Biscuits
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Makes 12 biscuits| Hands-On Time: | Total Time:

Ingredients

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled, plus more for the work surface
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh herbs (such as thyme, sage, and/or rosemary)
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/4 cups (2 1/2 sticks) cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 400° F. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, herbs, salt, and baking soda. Add the butter and, using a pastry blender or your fingers, cut in until crumbly. Add the buttermilk and stir until just moistened (do not overmix).
  2. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface and knead it a few times to bring it together. Gently shape into a 1¼-inch-thick disk. Using a 2½-inch round cookie cutter or a small glass, cut out 12 biscuits (flouring the cutter and reshaping the scraps as necessary). Place on 2 baking sheets and bake, rotating the baking sheets halfway through, until golden, 15 to 20 minutes.
By November, 2011

Nutritional Information

  • Per ServingServing Size: 1 biscuit
  • Calories 342
  • Fat 20g
  • Sat Fat 12g
  • Cholesterol 51mg
  • Sodium 735mg
  • Protein 6g
  • Carbohydrate 36g
  • Sugar 2g
  • Fiber 1g
  • Iron 2mg
  • Calcium 98mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101 .

Quick Tip

Oven
The biscuits can be made up to 1 day in advance; keep at room temperature, tightly wrapped. If desired, warm in a 375° F oven for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.

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