Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Homemade Herb Biscuits

Biscuit is really great and can be serve with all kind of dishes that are savory or sweet. They are tasty and really easy to put together. Have all your ingredients ready and mix them up as soon as the oven is hot and soon you will have light and fluffy biscuits. Feel free to vary the herbs to suit your taste. This biscuit is also great as a topping for pot pies in place of rolled crusts.

Ingredients :
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp of baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
6 tbsp chilled butter
4 tablespoons chives, finely chopped
4 tablespoons parsley, finely chopped
1 egg, beaten
3/4 - 1 cup of milk
Some pamesan cheese (optional)

1. Warm up the oven to 400 degree F. Line the baking sheet with some parchment paper.
2. Combine all dry ingredients in large bowl and mix well. Add butter to bowl and rub into flour mixture with your fingertips until mixture resembles very coarse sand. The average piece should be about the size of a pea.
3. Stir in beaten egg and then slowly add in the milk until the dough is moistened.
4. Turn out on to a lightly floured surface and lightly knead until the dough comes together like a ball. Press dough out with your hand until it is about 3/4-inch thick.
5. Use a round cookie/biscuit cutter to cut rounds and then place on baking sheet. Dough can be gathered and rerolled once. You should get about 10 biscuits, depending on size of the biscuit cutter.
6. Brush the top of the biscuits with some milk, sprinkle some pamersan cheese (optional) and bake for 20-25 minutes, until tops of biscuits are golden brown.
7. Cool on a wire rack before serving

Note: You might not need the whole cup of milk and you can substitute milk with buttermilk to add a nice tangy flavor to the biscuits.


Arundathi said...

just made some savory scones and they were so delicious! love the look of these - gonna try them next! thanks!

Debbie said...

Oh do they look good. They would go perfect with the stew you made yesterday!

Elin Chia said...

Hi Gert,

I love anything with parsley in it...sure know this would be great and have added to my to-do list...sigh its getting longer and longer...maybe I will ask Jo to do it since it easy to make :))

Btw, Jo told me she referred u as Mrs.C (Carlos) in her reply to your comment on her post incase you missed it. :)))


My Asian Kitchen said...

Gert,this biscuits look soft anf fluffy..We just have KFC biscuits,but your must taste better than KFC!! going to try your recipe soon! thanks1

VG said...

Bickies look scrumptious Gert.

BTW I will answer your e-mail in the next few days. Not feeling too good at the moment.

Jun said...

looks delicious...mcm scones...waaah, Gert...sooo rajin masak ni..carlos miss ur cooking eh?

Mat Gebu said...

eh!, nice lahh herb biscuit tuu...nak cuba nanti...pasal "paru" tu, i rasa kalau u guna chicken liver pun ok, kalau guna daging pun sedap juga, tapi jangan goreng, nanti daging keras..

Joanna said...

Hi Aunty Gertrude,
The biscuits look absolutely fabolous!!cant believe mum cut me to the chase on this one....But I'm so gonna book this as my next thing to bake, the early bird's not gonna get the worm this time :P ooh..and I spy cheese scones...

ICook4Fun said...

Arundathi, scones and biscuits are the easiest to make :)

Debbie, yes I made these to go with the stew :)

Elin, I am sure Jo can make this in a snap. Yea I knew she was refering to me as Mrs C :)

Lesley, this biscuit is much softer and fluffier than the KFC ones :)

VG, thank you. Take you time and hope you feel better soon. Its no fun to be sick, right.

Jun, apa kabar? Memang dia missed my cooking after I tak kat rumah for over 7 weeks. Kasihan dia makan sandwich and TV dinner tiap tiap hari :)

Mat, thanks for the advised. I nak cuba your recipe nanti :)

Joanna, can't wait to see the biscuits you bake at your mom;s blog or maybe your blog :)

Food For Tots said...

The recipe and method look quite similar to the scones I made recently except that I had added some yogurts. I luv herbs and will bookmark this to try out soon. ;)

Big Boys Oven said...

this is true amazing biscuits! a must try!