Sunday, September 19, 2010

Buttermilk Biscuits with Green Onions, Black Pepper and Kosher Salt

I made these biscuits a couple of weeks ago to go along with some soup for dinner. I have to say that I was plesantly surprised by these. I have never been a great biscuit maker so these still need some work as far as thickness goes, etc but they were well liked by my family. These are not your typical buttermilk biscuit. These have minced green onions, cornmeal, and black pepper throughout. Although I really liked these, I think that I am still a plain buttermilk biscuit girl (with butter and homemade strawberry jam on top of course). My sister loved them and wants the recipe to add to her collection. I guess that's a good thing. :-)

Buttermilk Biscuits with Green Onions, Black Pepper, and Sea Salt
(from Bon Appetit - Nov 2008)
3/4 cup chilled buttermilk
1/2 cup finely chopped green onions
2 cups self-rising flour
1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
3 TBL sugar
1/2 tsp coarsely ground black pepper plus additional for sprinkling
1/2 cup chilled unsalted butter, cut into 1/2 inch cubes, plus 1 TBL melted butter
Coarse sea salt

- Position rack in center of oven and preheat to 425. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Combine buttermilk and green onions in medium bowl.
- Whisk flour, cornmeal, sugar, and 1/2 tsp pepper in large bowl to blend. Add 1/2 cup chilled butter and rub in with fingertips until mixture resembles coarse meal.
- Add buttermilk mixture and stir until moist and clumps form.
- Gather dough together. Turn dough out onto floured surface and kneed gently just to combine, about 3 to 4 turns.
- Roll out to 3/4 inch thickness (I actually would prefer thicker) and cut with a 2 inch biscuit cutter
- Place 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheet. Brush tops with melted butter. Sprinkle each lightly with coarse sea salt and ground black pepper.
- Bake biscuits until golden, about 20 minutes.

1 comment:

Kayte said...

Great looking biscuits. I am not a biscuit maker so I need practice, and the flavors in these are just the encouragement I need. Thanks!