Julia Child's Herb Biscuits

Total Time
15 mins
10 mins

This is one of the first recipes I made by Julia Child and I still use it often. I like using these for a brunch or stuffed with ham & cheese for breakfast on the go.

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  1. Combine all dry ingredients in large bowl.
  2. Cut in the shortening.
  3. Add minced herbs.
  4. Stir in the eggs& buttermilk.
  5. Turn onto a floured surface& knead mixture briefly.
  6. Pat or roll out to 1/2" thickness& cut into rounds.
  7. Bake on an ungreased baking pan at 450 degrees for 10-15 minutes.
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5 5

I had drop biscuits lol I added a bit more flour and kinda kneaded it . I thought it was because I halved the recipe. They were very good and I will make them again.Hubby liked them very much. Made for world tour 8

5 5

This is the first time I've made biscuits that didn't have the texture of hockey pucks! I did need to add 1/2 cup of flour to get the dough to a workable state; and then I didn't roll them out, just dropped spoonfuls on a baking sheet. They were light, crumbly, and delicious. Thank you so much for a recipe that I can finally be proud to serve :) Made for ZWT8

5 5

I also made these more like drop biscuits. Turned out great, just like all of Julia's recipes that I have tried!