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Herb Buttermilk Biscuits Recipe
  • READY IN 28 mins

Herb Buttermilk Biscuits

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Original recipe makes 1 dozen Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    8 mins

    28 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, thyme, savory, kelp, parsley, and basil in a large bowl.
  2. Cut in the butter with a knife or pastry blender until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Drizzle the buttermilk slowly over the flour mixture while tossing lightly with a fork, just until the flour mixture is moistened. Turn the dough out onto a floured board, and knead 4 to 5 times. Pat the dough into a circle, 3/4 inch thick, and cut biscuits with a 2 inch cookie cutter. Place biscuits 2 inches apart on a baking sheet.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, about 8 minutes. Serve warm.
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May 25, 2009

Yum, great with a hearty stew on those cold nights! Its important to know that the kelp is instead of salt. It really just gives it a richer, and slightly salty flavour but these would be good with a pinch of salt as well. The kelp just adds extra minerals and iron.

Mar 22, 2010

I have to agree..light and fluffy...needs a little more sugar perhaps two teaspoons instead of 1 & 1/2. Would not need that if putting jam on them.

Feb 24, 2015

I've tried some good biscuit recipes and some not so good. I know what I like. I like a biscuit that rises high and pretty, that kind of splits in half just by gently separating it with your fingers. I like a biscuit that's light and tender and certainly not one that's kind of a grease wad (I've tried one or two of those). This one meets all that criteria. They're a good basic biscuit, made special with the addition of herbs. I kind of had the feeling, however, that these biscuits might need a little lift to ensure they would rise as high as I would like. I decreased the baking powder to 2-1/2 tsp. and ADDED 1/2 tsp. of baking soda. I figured since buttermilk, which is acidic, needs baking soda it would love more than what is contained in baking powder. I thought a little straight sodium bicarbonate wouldn't hurt. My suspicions proved to be correct because there was no rising issue with what came out of my oven! I did not add kelp powder. I did add 1/2 tsp. salt and another 1/2 tsp. sugar. As for the herbs, I used fresh thyme along with the dried basil and parsley, although I'm confident any herbs would be good. (Just remember you need three times fresh herbs than dried) I did have to add a little more buttermilk to make the dough pull together. I felt more comfortable baking these at 425* and once out of the oven I brushed them with melted butter to which I added garlic powder and dried parsley. I loved them. They'll go great with our soup tonight!

Apr 25, 2011

these are very yummy we all loved them. will make them again

Mar 22, 2013

When I was a bachelor 50 years ago Pillsbury sold a variety of stews with herbed biscuits. Creamed chicken, tuna, et al. As a widower 40 years later, this is the answer I've been searching for!! Probably have to go to Trader Joe's for the kelp. Great single dish suppers!!

Jun 07, 2011

Very good! I don't make biscuits very often bc I'm not a fan of rolling out and cutting (just one of my least favorite things) but I had milk I needed to use and these looked good. So I perservered past my dislike of rolling pins and made them. I used fresh thyme bc I had it--for the rest of the herbs I used dried. These are pretty easy if I can get past the rolling out part, and taste quite good. I paired with sausage gravy (another recipe on here--Drop Biscuits with Suasage Gravy, subbing these biscuits for the Drop Biscuits) and bf was pleased, although he criticized my choice to make it for dinner. But hey--I'm the cook! Thanks for the recipe!

Feb 25, 2015

I made this biscuit based on a picture that naples34102 had posted. The picture is beautiful and I wanted a nice fluffy, splitting biscuit like hers. I followed the changes she made to this recipe, and they turned out great. I didn't brush with butter when they came out of the oven as I baked them in the morning and heated them up at dinner time. They paired quite well with "Minnesota Wild Rice Soup' from AR. I took half the batch in to co-workers and they were well received there, also. A great biscuit recipe for something savory and different, and one I would make again.

Nov 21, 2012

These were quick to make and came out just right. They were good with spaghetti.


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  • Calories
  • 133 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 18 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 14 mg
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 5.5 g
  • 8%
  • Fiber
  • 0.8 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 2.9 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 180 mg
  • 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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