When preparing a large home-cooked meal- like my specialty of roasted chicken and vegetables, for example- it just doesn’t feel right not having fresh, warm biscuits at the table, too. Unfortunately, if you love them as much as I do- then you’ll know that eating them in mass quantities (which I have done- not my proudest moment,) isn’t the best thing for you. Of course, these days it’s easier to find considerably healthier substitutes for beloved recipes that don’t skimp on flavor- and I came across this yogurt-infused version of classic biscuits and had to give it a try.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
* 3 cups all-purpose flour
* 4 teaspoons baking powder
* 2 teaspoons kosher salt
* 1 1/4 cups Greek yogurt
* 1/3 cup buttermilk
* 2 tablespoons butter, melted
* 1/4 cup honey
OKAY, HERE’S WHAT YOU DO:
1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk the flour with the baking powder and salt to combine. In a small bowl, whisk the yogurt with the buttermilk to combine.
3. Make a well in the center of the flour and add the yogurt mixture to it. Using a large spoon, mix to combine. The dough will look crumbly- but it will actually be fully moistened. If you’re unsure of the consistency, it’s okay to add a little more yogurt. (I did this and they came out just fine!)
4. Scoop the dough into 12 even balls and place them side by side, touching each other, in four rows of three.
5. In a small bowl, whisk the butter with the honey to combine. Brush half the mixture over the biscuits and save the rest for when the biscuits are finished baking.
6. Bake the biscuits until golden brown, 25 to 30 minutes. Remove the biscuits from the oven and brush with the remaining honey butter. The biscuits are best served warm, but can be made up to a day ahead.
The biscuits were sweet, fluffy on the inside, and had just the smallest hint of tangy-ness to them from the yogurt- but they were delicious! While I had made these to accompany a dinner I had cooked- I think I’d like to try these as breakfast biscuits in the future. The honey butter makes them a great way to begin a morning!