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Mediterranean Biscuits

Mediterranean Biscuits

  • Author: Loreto and Nicoletta
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 10 biscuits 1x
  • Category: Breakfast, Brunch
  • Method: Baking

Description

Mediterranean flavors envelope lite, crumbly, buttery biscuits. A great breakfast pick me up, or a mid-day snack, either way, delicious and vibrant in texture and flavor.


Ingredients

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons cold vegetable shortening or butter
  • 1 1/2 table spoons scallions chopped
  • 1/2 tablespoon fresh basil chopped
  • 1/2 cup goat feta crumbled
  • 1/4 cup aged asiago shredded
  • 3 tablespoons sun dried tomatoes
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cups buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon oil from sun dried tomatoes
  • olive oil for topping
  • Coarse sea salt

Instructions

  1. Sift flour salt, sugar, and baking powder into a bowl.
  2. Add in shaved cold butter or shortening and blend till it looks like little pebbles.
  3. Add in scallions, basil, sun dried tomato and blend.
  4. Crumble in feta cheese.
  5. Sprinkle in grated asiago and mix.
  6. Blend egg, buttermilk and sun dried tomato oil in a separate bowl.
  7. Pour wet mixture into dry mixture and with a wood spoon mix gently until flour is somewhat incorporated.
  8. Dust a wood working surface with some flour and pour biscuits mixture onto surface.
  9. With hands gently knead the dough till the flour is worked in.
  10. Pre-heat oven to 400° F.
  11. Press dough gently to a thickness of one inch.
  12. With a 3 inch cookie cutter, cut out biscuits and place on a parchment lined cookie sheet.
  13. Brush top of biscuits with olive oil and sprinkle with coarse sea salt.
  14. Place biscuits in oven and bake for 20 minutes or until they turn a nice golden brown color.
  15. Take out of oven and place biscuits on a cooling rack.
  16. Ready to serve.
  17. Enjoy!
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