Roasted Garlic Flaky Biscuits

I was making a big pot of soup for dinner so I decided to whip up a batch of biscuits to serve with the soup.  I have a great recipe for flaky biscuits that I decided to add roasted garlic too. The roasted garlic flavor was subtle and really tasty. I also topped each biscuit with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper before they baked.  They turned out so fluffy and flavorful – they were especially good slathered in butter.  We all, kids included, loved these biscuits.

Prepare the roasted garlic.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with a silpat mat.

Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl. Cut in the butter with a pastry blender or two knives until the mixture resembles course meal. Place into the refrigerator for 10 minutes to chill. In a smaller bowl, combine the buttermilk and sugar then whisk until well blended. Add the buttermilk mixture and the roasted garlic cloves (removed from their skins) to the flour mixture and mix with your fingers until combined.

Place the dough on a well floured surface and knead 4-5 times. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough into a 9 x 5 inch rectangle. Dust the top with flour then fold the dough crosswise into thirds (like folding a letter to fit into an envelope). Re-roll the dough into a 9 x 5 rectangle, dust the top with flour, and fold the dough crosswise into thirds again. Gently roll or pat the dough into a 3/4 inch thickness and cut with biscuit cutter to form biscuits. Place dough rounds 1 inch apart on the baking sheet.  Season each biscuit with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.

Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool two minutes on a wire rack then serve slathered with butter. Enjoy.

 

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Roasted Garlic Flaky Biscuits

Yield: 9

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 12-15 minutes

Total Time: 22-25 Minutes

Ingredients:

2 1/4 cups of flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
5 tbsp butter
3/4 cup of low fat buttermilk
1 1/2 tbsp white sugar
1 head of roasted garlic, cloves carefully removed from their skins
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste

Directions:

Prepare the roasted garlic. (See link above).

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with a silpat mat.

Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl. Cut in the butter with a pastry blender or two knives until the mixture resembles course meal. Place into the refrigerator for 10 minutes to chill. In a smaller bowl, combine the buttermilk and sugar then whisk until well blended. Add the buttermilk mixture and the roasted garlic cloves (removed from their skins) to the flour mixture and mix with your fingers until combined.

Place the dough on a well floured surface and knead 4-5 times. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough into a 9 x 5 inch rectangle. Dust the top with flour then fold the dough crosswise into thirds (like folding a letter to fit into an envelope). Re-roll the dough into a 9 x 5 rectangle, dust the top with flour, and fold the dough crosswise into thirds again. Gently roll or pat the dough into a 3/4 inch thickness and cut with biscuit cutter to form biscuits. Place dough rounds 1 inch apart on the baking sheet. Season each biscuit with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.
Place the dough on a well floured surface and knead 4-5 times. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough into a 9 x 5 inch rectangle. Dust the top with flour then fold the dough crosswise into thirds (like folding a letter to fit into an envelope). Re-roll the dough into a 9 x 5 rectangle, dust the top with flour, and fold the dough crosswise into thirds again. Gently roll or pat the dough into a 3/4 inch thickness and cut with biscuit cutter to form biscuits. Place dough rounds 1 inch apart on the baking sheet. Season each biscuit with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.

Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool two minutes on a wire rack then serve slathered with butter. Enjoy.

Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net

 

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31 Responses to “Roasted Garlic Flaky Biscuits”

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    Katie @ Katie Without Restrictions — January 18, 2012 @ 5:48 am

    Mmm… Garlic pretty much makes anything better!

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    Annie @ Annie's Cooking Lab — January 18, 2012 @ 6:04 am

    Those look so good! I love having biscuits with soup, adding the garlic is a brilliant touch!

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    Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche — January 18, 2012 @ 12:18 pm

    These look so flaky and light, totally bookmarking this!

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    Jenn's Food Journey — January 18, 2012 @ 12:24 pm

    Love how fluffy those look! They are truly a thing of beauty!

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    Kim in MD — January 18, 2012 @ 12:35 pm

    There is nothing like home-made biscuits or bread with a bowl of warm, hearty soup! These look especially delicious with the addtion of roasted garlic and black pepper, Pam!

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    leslie — January 18, 2012 @ 1:04 pm

    WOW..you sure did get a nice beautiful rise on those biscuits!!!!

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    Blond Duck — January 18, 2012 @ 1:14 pm

    I never thought of garlic biscuits!

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    Martha — January 18, 2012 @ 1:35 pm

    mmm, yum! I made biscuits yesterday too :) to eat with chicken and dumplings. One of the boys’ favorite suppers.

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    Larry — January 18, 2012 @ 2:02 pm

    You are killing me here. I love biscuits and yours look absolutely perfect – tall, lightly browned, and naturally split – and with the addition of garlic, my mouth is watering. Did I say, you’re killing me here?

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    jackie @ marin mama cooks — January 18, 2012 @ 2:16 pm

    I love biscuits especially topped with butter or jam. Your biscuit looks so enticing. I’m sure it was devoured shortly after taking that photo :)

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    Kristi Rimkus — January 18, 2012 @ 2:56 pm

    My aunt used to make the fluffiest biscuits just like these. Wonderful!

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    bellini — January 18, 2012 @ 3:33 pm

    With their orated garlic flavour these would be perfect for soup!!

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    jennifurla — January 18, 2012 @ 5:51 pm

    Love the new header, and I love bread an butter more then cheese…which is saying alot!

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    The Elegant Eggplant — January 18, 2012 @ 5:59 pm

    These look so delisious and PERFECT!!! Yum :)

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    Culinary Cache — January 18, 2012 @ 8:02 pm

    I absolutely love roasted garlic, incorporating it into baked goods like this is such a wonderful idea. These look great!

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    Chels R. — January 18, 2012 @ 8:11 pm

    Oh how I love Garlic and how I love Biscuits! This is to good to be true!!

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    Holliday — January 18, 2012 @ 9:54 pm

    Looks so good! I bet they would have gone great as a side to my mushroom chowdah or tomato soup! I’m going to stick this on my fridge tonight and figure out the best meal to pair it with :)

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    Peggy Recker — January 18, 2012 @ 10:02 pm

    Those sound really yummy!

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    Marjie — January 18, 2012 @ 10:21 pm

    A flavorful biscuit is the perfect accompaniment to a hot pot of soup on a wintry day!

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    Alaina@mommysmenu — January 18, 2012 @ 11:35 pm

    I just found your blog through another one, I LOVE it!! You have so many delicious looking recipes that I can’t wait to try! Thanks! :) Keep up the fab work!

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    mandy — January 18, 2012 @ 11:37 pm

    These look fantastic. Like melt in your mouth fantastic. I may need to go make a piece of garlic bread now.

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    Joanne — January 19, 2012 @ 1:41 am

    I didn’t really think buttermilk biscuits could get much better…but here you have it!

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    Words Of Deliciousness — January 19, 2012 @ 4:29 am

    These sound wonderful

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    Chung-Ah Rhee — January 19, 2012 @ 7:02 am

    You know, I’ve never made biscuits before. I don’t know why. I’m always a bit intimidated by yeast but biscuits aren’t even made with yeast!

    I’ll try this and let you know how they turn out. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

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    beti — January 19, 2012 @ 7:03 pm

    I love your recipes they are always delicious and I come here for inspiration, these flaky biscuits sound perfecr!

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    grace — January 20, 2012 @ 12:33 am

    the height on your biscuits is most impressive, pam! the garlic is a winning (and stinking) touch. :)

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    Sophie — January 20, 2012 @ 4:36 pm

    Yum, Pam!
    Those garlicky biscuits look divine & tasted fabulous, my husband agreed on that & were also great in combo with your wondeful comfort soup! It was a grand meal! Thanks again! ;)

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    Chris — January 21, 2012 @ 7:26 pm

    I almost always have roasted garlic on hand so I particularly like this one. I like the almost smoky flavor that the roasted garlic contributes in dishes like this, mashed potatoes and soups.

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    Sprinkle Some Sunshine — January 26, 2012 @ 4:05 am

    These are the tallest biscuits I’ve ever seen! Can’t wait to make them, they sound delish!!

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    Easy Roasted Garlic « Two Fat Bottomed Girls — January 26, 2012 @ 5:03 pm

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    yeniyemektarifi — January 30, 2012 @ 3:07 pm

    love how fluffy those look! They are truly a thing of beauty …

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