Black Pepper + Basil Olive Oil Biscuits

>> Tuesday, February 11, 2014

I've tweaked my biscuit recipe, and now I can't get enough! I've made variations of this batch three times in the past week, one of which is  sweet chocolate dessert biscuit -- so get ready for that recipe tomorrow! I love biscuits because they are simple enough to make and require only a few, inexpensive ingredients.

Plus, they go great with breakfast, lunch, and a Miso Split Pea Soup dinner. 


What you'll need . . . 
  • 2-1/2 cups bread flour
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1-2 tablespoons dried basil
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup soy or almond milk
Method . . . 
  1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F. Lightly grease a baking sheet or line with parchment.
  2. Whisk together the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, salt, pepper, and dried basil.
  3. Then pour in the wet ingredients and mix until dough forms. Knead a few times until everything is moistened.
  4. Lightly flour a work surface and roll with a pin or flatten with your palm the dough until it is around 1 inch thick. 
  5. Using a round cookie cutter (I used a Ball jar lid ring), cut dough into 12 biscuits.
  6. Bake for 11-12 minutes, until biscuits are lightly browned. Be careful not to over-bake or they will get dry.
  7. Let cool a few minutes before serving warm.



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