Peppery Sage Biscuits
photo by Calee
- Ready In:
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh sage
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1⁄4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- 3⁄4 cup unsalted butter, cold, cut into small pieces
- 1⁄2 cup cold milk
- 1 large egg
- 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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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.
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!
*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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