Black Pepper-Sage Biscuits
- Prep Time 0:10
- Cook Time 0:15
- Estimated Cost $3.50
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Biscuits are the perfect baking project for a novice cook, since they are so foolproof, and the addition of sage and black pepper to this simple dough is an ideal way to fool your dining companions into thinking that you are not only a talented baker but also a very fancy gourmand (which obviously you are, duh). Oh, and they only cost $3.50.
Note: if you’re vegan, swap out the butter for vegan shortening and the milk for soy or rice milk, or even water. Also, try mixing in one cooked, mashed sweet potato for a flavor twist.
- 2 cups flour, sifted Pantry
- 2 tsp. baking powder Pantry
- 4 tbsp. cold butter $1 for a stick
- 1/2 tsp. salt Pantry
- 2 tbsp. rubbed sage plus more for garnish $1.50 for 1 oz.
- 1 tbsp. coarsely ground black pepper, plus more for garnish Pantry
- about 3/4 cup milk $1.50 for 1 pint
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Combine flour, baking powder, salt, sage, and black pepper in a mixing bowl. Cut in butter, using your hands or a fork until the dough is very crumbly. Add milk gradually, stirring until soft dough is formed. Turn out on slightly floured board and knead gently for about 30 seconds. Roll 1/2 inch thick and cut with 2 inch floured biscuit cutter (or a small wine glass). Top with additional pepper and sage. Bake on ungreased baking sheet for 12-15 minutes.
Makes 12 biscuits.