Savory Cream Biscuits
savory, herb cream biscuit

Savory Cream Biscuits

I craved something savory and simple.

Many friends had mentioned baking biscuits on Facebook.

Could I create biscuit happiness?

Today I wanted a simple recipe. I didn’t want to go hunting for ingredients or learn special techniques. So I searched the America’s Test Kitchen Baking Book which has rarely let me down.

I found a cream biscuit recipe. I read it over and over because it did not contain butter, which in my mind seemed like a ncessary component. However what if just cream works and I could save my butter? In these COVID19 times I feel like I need to ration all ingredients, especially one as precious as butter.

American’s Test Kitchen recommends either a cheese biscuit or a fresh herb biscuit. Why can’t I have both at the same time ATK? What if I want it all? I made it happen.

The result: biscuit happiness!

Next time I would make a larger biscuit for a fried egg sandwich or perhaps eat them with some butternut squash soup.

  • 2 c. flour
  • 2 tsp. sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 Tbs. fresh rosemary, scallion or chive, & thyme, chopped fine
  • 4 Tbs. parmesan, grated (plus a little extra for sprinkling on top at the end)
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 1/2 c. heavy cream

Preheat oven 425 degrees.

Add all the dry ingredients to a large bowl and whisk together.

With a wooden spoon mix in 1 1/4 cups of heavy cream.

Add more heavy cream, 1 tablespoon at a time, to the bits that have not combined.

Place the dough on a cutting board or counter and flatten a bit so that the dough is about 1/4″ – 1/2″ thick. Use a biscuit cutter or you can cut the dough into triangles if you don’t have a cutter. I used a small round cutter, and ended up with 11 thick biscuits.

Place on baking sheet with parchment

Brush tops with more heavy cream and sprinkle a bit more parmesan on top of each biscuit.

Bake 10-15 minutes til they don’t feel too squishy when you pinch each side of the biscuit. Yes. You must feel up your biscuit to decide if it is done.

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