Every cook needs a foolproof biscuit recipe, and this version proves to be just that, along with a welcome addition of zesty fresh herbs and savory black pepper. Greek yogurt subs in for more traditional buttermilk, providing an airy texture and oh-so-subtle tang. These delightful biscuits are easy enough for a weeknight meal, but impressive enough for dinner with friends.
With 30 years under my belt, this Southerner can admit she knows her way around a pan of biscuits — and by biscuits, I mean flaky biscuits, fluffy biscuits, savory biscuits, sweet biscuits and (my all-time fave) oh-so-buttery biscuits. There’s a worthy recipe for all occasions, and this version, with a handful of fresh herbs and a hint of yogurty tang, is at the top of my list for casual weeknight dinners.
The best part about these airy biscuits is how quickly they come together if I’m in a hurry. I just toss the ingredients together in a bowl and give the shaggy dough a quick knead. Voilà! Fluffy morsels are on the table in the blink of an eye. (If I’ve got a few extra moments to spare I’ll add a few tri-folds — think croissant dough — instead of a quick knead, to give them some lovely flaky layers. Check out the notes at the end of the recipe if you’d like to give this a try.)
Another perk? These biscuits are quite forgiving, and the ingredients can be swapped in and out depending on what you happen to have in your fridge. A blend of all-purpose and whole wheat flour would be nice. And if you don’t have any Greek yogurt on hand, sub in sour cream, buttermilk or, better yet, luscious crème fraîche. These are great way to get rid of any random leftover herbs you might have on hand.
The subtle flavors of black pepper and herbs (I used dill and parsley) pair beautifully with a warm soup and hearty stew, and leftovers make a delicious breakfast with a side of crispy bacon.
But, as with any good biscuit recipe, don’t forget the pat of good butter and a sprinkle of flaky salt as soon as the biscuits come out of the oven — forgetting that is considered a Southern sin.