Peppery Sage Biscuits

"Buttery rich biscuits perked up with cayenne pepper, black pepper and sage."
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  • Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • Blend flour, baking powder, salt, sage, cayenne and black pepper in food processor or large bowl.
  • Add cold butter and pulse, or quickly blend with your fingertips, until mixture resembles coarse cornmeal.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together milk and egg until blended. Add to flour mixture and process just until moist clumps begin to form. Do not overmix or you'll have "rubber" biscuits!
  • Transfer dough to a floured surface and knead until it holds together, about 6 turns.
  • Roll out or pat dough to 1/2" thickness. Using a floured 2" biscuit or cookie cutter, cut out biscuits. Reroll scraps and cut remaining biscuits.
  • Transfer biscuits to a large nonstick baking sheet.
  • Bake until golden brown, about 12 minutes.

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  1. Kim127
    You could really taste the butter in these little biscuits. We had them with grilled steaks and garden salad, which turned out to be a great combination. I loved the sage flavor. I was a little cautious with the cayenne pepper and just added a little to ours, but I would add the whole 1/4 tsp next time.
  2. appleydapply
    Marvelous. I came here to add this recipe from Whole Foods but found it already here, but with the addition of the cayenne. Yum! I decided to only use the cayenne and leave out the black pepper and they taste perfect. I also use 1/2 TB dried crumbled sage leaves (NOT powdered) instead of the fresh and it worked fine. Thanks, Susie!
  3. Calee
    *Buttery* *rich* is so right! I love these biscuits. I put in only one shake of cayenne and it was just right for us! When I make these again I will add a pinch of sugar to them. I served sage biscuits with turkey noodle soup. These biscuits would be nice served with a turkey dinner. These savory biscuits are going into my "companys coming" binder. Thanks Susie.


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