Wednesday, May 30, 2012

3P Biscuits - Parsley, Parmesan and Pepper

Sometimes I just don't want to cook anything on the weekends but then I remember how delicious a fresh homemade biscuit can taste and how quickly they can be prepared and baked.  Add a fresh egg and some slices of bacon and you have a breakfast that is better than any option dining out.  Here I've gone with items in my fridge, but you can substitute almost any herb and cheese for the parsley and parmesan I've used here.  These are delightful and easily modified!

Ingredients (for 6 biscuits)

1 1/2 cup white flour
1/2 cup wheat flour
1 teaspoon sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons black pepper (the coarser the better)
1/2 cup parsley leaves finely chopped
1 stick of butter
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
1 cup of buttermilk

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
2. Combine all dry ingredients (including parsley) in a food processor.  Pull until combined, about 1 minute.
3. Cut butter into 4-5 chunks and drop one chunk in at a time, pulsing in between to combine the flour into the butter.
4. When all butter is in, add parmesan and pulse for a minute, then add buttermilk and pulse until well mixed (about 2 minutes).
5. Remove mixture to a well floured counter and carefully dump onto the board.  Use your hands to mold the dough into about a 7 inch diameter circle, making sure to incorporate any extra bits into the dough.
6. Cut into six equal slices (like a pie)
7. Place on parchment paper and cook until tops are lightly browned, about 16-18 minutes.

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