Recipe by justcallmetoni
found this one on About.com in a collection of recipes using yogurt. These come out quite tender and moist and have a wonderful flavor from the generous use of thyme. I have contemplated, but not yet tried, adding a small amount of garlic powder.
Top Review by Lalaloula
What a tasty and satisfying biscuit recipe! Mmmm, I made them for breakkie this morning and they were HEAVENLY! The thyme flavour really comes trough in them and surprisinlgy you can really taste the sugar, which adds a lovely contrast. I used all whole spelt flour and still they had a really fluffy inside with a crunchy outside. THANKS SO MUCH for sharing this keeper with us, Toni! It will be made often in my house for sure!
- 1⁄4 lb unbleached white flour (about 7/8 cup)
- 1⁄4 lb whole wheat flour (about 7/8 cup)
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon Splenda granular or 1 teaspoon sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves or 1 1⁄2 teaspoons dried thyme
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1⁄4 cup skim milk
- 1⁄2 cup plain nonfat yogurt (or you can replace the yogurt AND milk with an equal amount of buttermilk)
- cooking spray
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Prepare baking sheet with a light coating of cooking spray.
- Sift together the flours, salt, sugar, baking powder, and baking soda. Stir in the thyme. Cut in the butter, then take up the flour and roll briskly between the palms of your hands so the mixture has the consistency of coarse cornmeal. This step can also be done in a food processor fitted with the steel blade, using the pulse action.
- Stir the milk and yogurt (or buttermilk) into the mixture. Lightly flour your hands. Using your hands, bring the dough together until it forms a lump. Use care in not over keading the dough (as you would with bread) as that will result in hockey pucks not biscuits. It will be slightly sticky, that's okay. Again, the less you work the dough, the lighter your biscuits will be.
- Roll out to a thickness of about 3/4 inch and cut into squares, triangles, or rounds. For bite-size biscuits, cut into squares, then cut the squares diag onally into small triangles.
- Place on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until they're just lightly browned. Caution, the smaller your biscuits, the shorter the baking time.
- Serve warm.