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    Savory Mediterranean Biscuits

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    22 mins

    10 mins

    12 mins

    Cinizini's Note:

    The trio of kalamata olives, feta cheese and sundried tomatoes really make these savory biscuits stand out. My mom clipped this from a magazine awhile back; I think it might've been Good Housekeeping. I love the flavor of these: buttery, cheesy, slightly salty, tangy, yum! I usually just eat them by themselves but I could see them being eaten alongside a spinach salad for a light dinner, or maybe alongside a lamb or chicken entree. If you like you can substitute dried oregano for the dried basil.

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    Ingredients:

    Yield:

    biscuits

    Units: US | Metric

    Directions:

    1. 1
      In a medium mixing bowl, stir together the first five ingredients (flour through salt). Using a pastry blender, cut in butter or margarine until the mixture forms coarse crumbs. Next, stir in the cheese, chopped olives, and tomatoes.
    2. 2
      Make a well in the center of the dry mixture and quickly pour 3/4 cup light cream or half and half over it. Stir with a fork until just moistened.
    3. 3
      Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Quickly knead by gently folding and pressing the dough until it's almost smooth. This should take about 10-12 strokes. Be careful not to over-knead as the biscuits will get tough. The dough will still be pretty soft.
    4. 4
      Lightly roll out dough into a 10-inch by 8-inch rectangle, about half an inch in thickness. Cut the dough into 2-inch squares.
    5. 5
      Arrange biscuits 1 inch apart on an ungreased baking sheet. In a small bowl, beat egg yolk with the tablespoon of light cream or half and half, then brush the top of each biscuit with this mixture.
    6. 6
      Bake in a 450 degree oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until biscuits are golden. Remove from baking sheet and serve warm with whole Kalamata olives, if you like.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 14, 2008

      45

      We thought these were really good. The only thing I would do different next time is to add more olives, feta, and tomatoes, as they were somewhat sparse. They had a nice fluffy texture inside and a crisp outside. I shaped mine into scones since it seemed easier and served with Oops! Italian Chicken Salad for a fantastic meal!

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    Nutritional Facts for Savory Mediterranean Biscuits

    Serving Size: 1 (742 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 119.3
     
    Calories from Fat 64
    54%
    Total Fat 7.1 g
    11%
    Saturated Fat 4.3 g
    21%
    Cholesterol 30.0 mg
    10%
    Sodium 192.7 mg
    8%
    Total Carbohydrate 11.3 g
    3%
    Dietary Fiber 0.4 g
    1%
    Sugars 0.9 g
    3%
    Protein 2.5 g
    5%

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