I made these a while ago and am only just getting around posting it here. I made these flaky biscuits to go with the Corn and Potato Chowder . They are decadent, flaky and pretty to look at too especially with the green parsley and bacon flecks in it. There’s really nothing hard about making biscuits. The secret to making great and flaky biscuits is not to overwork the dough.
2 1/4 cups of flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
2 tbsp sugar
1 stick/113 gram cold butter – cut into cubes
3/4 cup of buttermilk
3 tbsp freshly chopped parsley
4 slices of bacon
1. In a heavy-bottomed skillet over medium-high heat, cook the bacon until crisp and brown. Transfer to paper towels and to drain off excess fat. Chopped it roughly and set it aside.
2. Pre-heat the oven to 400 degree F. Line the baking sheet with parchment paper or silpat mat.
3. Combined flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in a bowl. Mix well. Cut in the cold butter with a pastry cutter until the mixture resembles coarse meal.
4. Add in 2 tbsp of the chopped parsley and cooked bacon. Mix well. Add in the buttermilk and stir until it forms into a dough if not you can add a bit more buttermilk to it.
5. Pour out the dough on a well floured work surface and knead the dough 4-5 times. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough into a rectangle shape. About 9 x 5 inches.
6. Lightly dust the top of the dough with floured then folds the dough crosswise into thirds (like folding a letter). Re-roll the dough into rectangle again. Lightly dust the top with flour again and fold it into thirds again. (this is to creates the layers)
7. Gently roll the dough out into ¾ inch thick, cut it into square with a knife or biscuit cutter to form the biscuits. Place the biscuits on the baking sheet, 1” apart from each other.
8. Brush the top of the biscuits with a bit of milk; sprinkle the top with a bit of chopped parsley.
9. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown. Cool down for a few minutes and enjoy it with some butter.
Note: With this basic biscuit dough you can add any type of herbs, cheese, nuts and etc to it.