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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Herb Drop Biscuits

I planted a little herb garden this year, and by "I", I mean Chicken Legs planted it for me.   I am growing basil, oregano and rosemary.  I saw these biscuits over on Tasty Kitchen and thought I could kick them up with some fresh herbs from my garden. 

I served these with the Cheesy Chicken Pesto Pasta, so I added some fresh basil and mozzarella to complement the dish.  These were really good - light and fluffy.  They only took a few minutes to make.  I could have eaten the whole batch by myself!



Herb Drop Biscuits
(Printable Recipe)

1 cup Flour
2 1/4 tsp baking powder
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup mozzarella
2 Tbsp fresh basil, chopped

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.

Mix the flour, baking powder, sugar, cream of tartar, basil, mozzarella and salt. Stir to mix. Add the softened butter, mix until it forms coarse crumbs. Add the milk. Stir just until mixed. If you over mix the batter, the biscuits will be tough. Place by spoonfuls (about 1/4 cup to make 7 biscuits) onto a greased or parchment covered sheet pan. Bake until puffed and golden, about 15 minutes.


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5 comments:

  1. The biscuits look and sound very good as does yesterdays pasta dish.

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  2. I like that they are drop biscuits. For some reason, I hate rolling them out.

    Look good!

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  3. You should plant a little pot of Lemon Thyme (and by that I mean Chicken Legs should plant a little pot of Lemon Thyme) It's a wonderful little flavor.

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  4. Mmmm I bet these were great with your pasta!

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  5. My babygirl is growing an herb garden. We have two different, basils, chives, oregano, parsley, mint, cilantro, red pepper, corn (don't ask) and cherry tomatoes! I'd like some tyme and rosemary but we ran out of room. Yes, I know we could have planted them in pots but I didn't want to overwelm her seeing as she's doing it ALL on her own.
    ~ingrid

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