I have this affinity towards biscuits. I mean the Southern or Baking powder biscuits. They are bready and can be made quickly. The waiting time is almost nil when compared to yeast breads.This time around I tried biscuits with sourcream in them. When I had made sourcream the first thing that came to my mind were these herbed biscuits that I had seen. The recipe was quick and easy and bisuits were ready under an hour.
All Purpose Flour : 1 cup + more for dusting
Baking Powder: 1.5 tsp
Salt: 2-3 pinches
Sugar: 3/4 tsp
Cold Cubed Butter: 1 tbsp
Dried Herb (I used rosemary): 1/4 tsp - 1/2 tsp or as per taste
Chilled Sour Cream: 3 tbsp
Milk: 5 tbsp
Minced Onion: 1 tbsp
Mix together flour,baking powder,salt and sugar. Cut in cold butter into this mixture until it resembles a coarse meal.
Stir in the herbs into this.
Mix together milk,sour cream and minced onion. Add the liquids to the flour mix and stir until it is moistened and comes together to form a sticky dough.
Place the dough onto a floured surface and gently knead it few times to make it soft and pliable. Roll it out into an 1/4' thick rectangle and cut in rounds using a 3' cookie cutter.
Place the biscuits onto an ungreased baking sheet - I lined mine though - and bake for about 15 -20 minutes in a preheated oven at 400F or 200C.
Take out and let them cool till able to handle and then consume.
You can serve them as snacks or with soups. I loved them as such though you can think of accompaniments if needed. They are very filling with a soup and a simple salad.
Very bready biscuits with a slightly crunchy crust -very slightly - and a soft crumb.I prefer them that way and they came out that way. Simple and delicious with the crunch of onions added.