These biscuits are dang good! I can't even count how many times I've made them, or for how many people, before finally remembering to snap a decent photo in order to share them with you. So, that's my first order of business...apologizing for not getting this recipe out to you sooner! We've been eating these biscuits all week next to our all time favorite Pasta Fagioli soup!
Look at those fresh, flaky layers! Seriously, can you resist? The trick is to not over work the dough. Gently roll it out and fold it two or three times, and then cut into individual biscuits.
If you're not a garlic or parsley fan, just leave out the seasonings as these will make awesome regular buttermilk biscuits as well. With such basic ingredients and extremely easy steps, these have definitely become a staple biscuit recipe in my household.
Garlic & Parsley Buttermilk Biscuits
3 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for dusting
2 ½ tablespoon sugar
1 ½ tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 medium garlic clove, finely minced
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
8 tablespoon cold unsalted butter, diced
⅔ cup buttermilk
½ cup milk, plus more for brushing
Preheat oven to 425˚F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
Stir together the garlic and parsley in a small bowl; set aside. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Add the garlic and parsley mixture. Blend in the cold butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Pour in the buttermilk and milk; mix until just combined. Do not over mix.
On a floured surface, roll the dough to a 1-inch thick square. Fold the dough in half, turn it and roll it again into a 1-inch thick square. Repeat one more time and then gently roll one final time into a 1-inch 9x9 square.
Use a biscuit cutter or knife to cut into individual portions. Place the dough on baking sheet, brush with milk and bake for 10 to 15 minutes.
Source: Adapted from Jane's Sweets & Baking Journal