Buttery Herbed Biscuits
Serves: 20
These biscuits are yeasted and really easy to make. Light, fluffy with a delicious herby taste-they are sure to be a hit on your Thanksgiving table or for any simple meal!
  • ½ cup warm water
  • 2½ tsp active dry yeast
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1½ tbsp fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 2 tsp dried thyme
  • ½ cup cold, unsalted butter, cut into very small pieces
  • ½ cup coconut oil (if you do not want to use coconut oil, just sub in another ½ cup cold butter)
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • melted butter, for brushing
  • butter for serving
  • Rosemary sprigs for serving
  1. In a small bowl, combine warm water, yeast, and 1 tsp sugar. Let sit for five minutes.
  2. In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, baking soda, rosemary, and thyme. Add in butter and coconut oil. Work it with your hands until it is all combined and looks and feels like coarse crumbs.
  3. Add yeast mixture and buttermilk slowly. Stir until a sticky dough forms.
  4. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and chill for 2 hours.
  5. When the dough is ready, preheat oven to 400 degrees. Take the dough out of the fridge, knead a few times with hands and then roll out on a floured surface and cut using a cookie cutter into ¾ inch thick rounds. Continue to rework dough and continue cutting.
  6. Place in a buttered baking dish very close together. Brush with melted butter and bake for 20 minutes or until lightly browned.
  7. Garnish with rosemary sprigs and serve with butter.
Recipe by Girl and Her Kitchen at http://www.girlandherkitchen.com/2014/11/buttery-herbed-biscuits.html