Bake It Real Good: Salt-and-Pepper Biscuits

A few weeks ago we went to an "experimental pot luck" dinner in honor of a friend's birthday. The concept was that attendees could give a recipe a test run before serving it for Thanksgiving. I (of course) made a dessert, but at the last minute I also decided to throw together some Salt-and-Pepper Biscuits.

The biscuits come together quickly. You mix flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, and ground pepper with cold butter in a food processor until the mixture forms coarse crumbs. Then you dump the mixture into a bowl and incorporate sour cream that has been thinned with a little heavy cream. You knead the dough a few times until it comes together, roll it out, and cut out the biscuits. After brushing the tops of the biscuits with a little more heavy cream, you sprinkle on more ground pepper and coarse salt and bake.
These biscuits were terrific. They looked great, with nice flaky layers visible on the sides. And they were light and flavorful -- although they really do need to be served warm (or re-warmed). I liked them so much that I did in fact make then again for Thanksgiving, where they were a big hit. I would happily serve the biscuits for any occasion, and I'm sure I'll return to this quick and delicious recipe again and again.

Recipe: "Salt-and-Pepper Biscuits" from


Anonymous said…
These look amazing! Any biscuit with that many layers is worth a try.