Scallion Buttermilk Biscuits

Scallion Buttermilk Biscuits
Servings: 8 Yield: 8 biscuits Prep 15 mins Bake 450°F 12 mins to 15 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup solid vegetable shortening
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 3 scallions, chopped
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne

Make It

1. Heat oven to 450 degrees F.

2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Cut in shortening with pastry blender until mixture is crumbly.

3. In a measuring cup or small bowl, whisk together buttermilk, scallions and cayenne. Add to flour mixture, tossing gently with a fork until mixture begins to come together. Gather dough together with hands. Knead 1 or 2 times in the bowl.

4. Transfer dough to lightly floured surface; roll out dough or pat into 1/2-inch-thick rectangle, 8 x 6 inches. With a floured knife, cut dough into 8 smaller rectangles, about 3 x 2 inches. Transfer pieces of dough to ungreased baking sheet, spacing 1-1/2 inches apart.

5. Bake in 450 degree F oven for 12 to 15 minutes or until biscuits are puffy and slightly browned on top. Transfer biscuits to wire rack and let cool slightly. Serve warm. Makes 8 biscuits.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 8; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 200, Fat, total (g): 9, chol. (mg): 1, sat. fat (g): 2, carb. (g): 25, fiber (g): 1, pro. (g): 4, sodium (mg): 345, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.