Herb Biscuits

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I made Smothered Pork Chops in the previous post. How can you have a dish like that without something wonderful to sop up the gravy? It would be sacrilege! So, I made a batch of Herb Biscuits.

I mixed the dry ingredients together and then cut the butter in with a pastry blender until the mixture was crumbly.

Herb Biscuits 1

I put the lemon juice in a measuring cup and added milk to make 200 ml (3/4 cup) of liquids. I made a well in the centre of the dried ingredients and poured in the liquids. Mix just until the dough is moistened and can be brought together in a loose ball. Over mixing will make tough biscuits.

Herb Biscuits 2

I dumped the dough on a floured surface and kneaded it four or five times until it formed a ball. I shaped it into a 1 inch thick square and used a glass to cut out 4 biscuits. Reform the remaining dough and cut two more biscuits. You need to know these reformed biscuits will not rise quite as much.

Herb Biscuits 3

I put them on a baking sheet and baked them in a preheated 400 F oven for 18 minutes, until browned and cooked through.

The Vercdict

These are great biscuits. Light and tender with a touch of savoury from the herbs. They were an excellent vehicle for sopping up the gravy from the smothered pork chops. I do love a good biscuit.

The Old Fat Guy

Herb Biscuits

Yield: 6 biscuits

Herb Biscuits

Ingredients

  • 240 grams (8 1/2 ounces) all purpose flour (500 ml (2 cups) sifted)
  • 15 ml (1 tbsp) baking powder
  • 10 ml (2 tsp) Italian seasoning blend
  • 2 ml (1/2 tsp) salt
  • 2 ml (1/2 tsp) baking soda
  • 150 ml (5/8 cup) cold butter
  • 15 ml (1 tablespoon) lemon juice
  • 175 ml (3/4 cup) milk less 15 ml (1 tbsp)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 F.
  2. Mix flour, baking powder, Italian seasoning, salt and baking soda in a bowl.
  3. Using a pastry blender or two knives, cut the butter into the dry ingredients until crumbly.
  4. Put lemon juice in a measuring cup. Add enough milk to make 175 ml (3/4 cup) liquids.
  5. Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients. Slowly mix in liquid just until the mixture forms a crumbly ball.
  6. Turn the dough onto a floured surface and knead s few times, just until it holds together.
  7. Form a 1 inch thick square.
  8. Using a glass, cut out 4 biscuits. Reform the trimmings and cut out 2 more biscuits.
  9. Put the biscuits on a baking tray and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until browned and cooked through.
  10. Serve
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