What Smells So Good? Easy Herbed Biscuits


I made these the other day and they were quite good — but the recipe (from Everyday Food magazine) may need a bit of tweaking. It calls for 2 cups of milk, which results in very wet, sticky dough. I turned mine out onto a very well floured board and patted more flour into it until I could work with it, but you may want to just use less milk. I’d suggest about a cup and a half.

The herbs smell so good while these are baking! Very Thanksgiving-y with the fresh sage. I just used a combination of mostly chives and a little bit of everything I could snip fresh from outside — sage, rosemary, oregano and thyme.

Herbed Biscuits
4 cups all purpose flour
2 tbsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp salt
8 tbsp (1 stick) cold unsalted butter cut into pieces
1/2 cup snipped fresh chives, thyme or sage, or a combination
1 1/2 – 2 cups cold milk (original recipes calls for 2 cups — I think that’s a bit too much)


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a food processor, combine flour, baking powder, salt and butter.


Pulse mixture until pea-size pieces form. Through the feeding tube, add chives and milk; pulse just until combined. With my processor, I had to do this in two batches. I pulsed 2 cups flour with half the salt, baking powder and butter and then transferred to a large bowl. Then did the second batch and added that to the bowl. I mixed the milk and herbs with a spatula.

The consistency of my dough with the called for 2 cups of milk … try it with about 1 1/2 cups, I think.

Transfer mixture to a floured surface; with floured hands, pat to a 3/4 inch thickness. Using a 2 1/2 inch round cuter, cut dough into 16 rounds dipping cutter in flour to prevent sticking. Sprinkle tops lightly with flour.


Place biscuits on a baking sheet, 1 inch apart; bake until golden, about 15 minutes. Serve warm.


(If freezing — freeze single layer on a plate for 2 hours, then transfer to freezer bags. To reheat, use frozen. Bake at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes).


8 Replies to “What Smells So Good? Easy Herbed Biscuits”

  1. oh! these were so tasty! must have been the butter 🙂
    I can’t wait to have these with a tasty breakfast .. biscuits on the bottom, eggs in the middle, and vegetarian gravy (it’s healthy !@#) on top. Sounds suspiciously like a meal at Jam, doesn’t it..

  2. Hmmm, biscuits and gravy sounds like something straight from the breakfast bar at Shoney’s or Waffle House.

  3. Christy: Go have biscuits and gravy at a really good place (or make it at home). It can be delicious!
    There’s a place by us that does split biscuits, vegetarian sausage gravy, eggs and hash browns. It’s excellent! 🙂

  4. Hey, I was just being snarky before implying biscuits were like casseroles and going back to your midwestern roots! But I will def. make these for tday. Thanks for emailing me all of the recipes.

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