buttermilk sour cream pepper biscuits

i couldn't decide on what kind of biscuits to make for poppi's b day dinner.. then last week i was watching melissa d'arabian's 10.00 dinners and she made the easiest looking biscuits ever.. recipe found here.. they looked so simple!! now hers calls for garlic and oregano and that was not the flavor profile i was aiming for then i remember awhile ago i saw bobby flay make buttermilk pepper biscuits.. recipe found here.. now with his he called for rolling out the dough and cutting them out whereas the other was to make wedges.. so i figured why not combine the best elements from each recipe and viola.. this is what we had.. they were so good.. i mean really good.. like the next day wake up and crave them with a little honey good.. i had already decided to make butter for the nights menu and the bonus when doing that is you get buttermilk.. the menu was coming together nicely.. what could be better than biscuits made with homemade buttermilk and slathered in homemade butter.. *sigh* let's take a moment.. ok moment over.. so if you make anything from this site i suggest these super simple biscuits!!  now having bragged about them i will tell you i would use less baking powder next time.. baking powder is what makes a biscuit a biscuit rather than a roll and while i think they were heavenly i still think a smidge less baking powder would have made them "perfection"..

prep time: 10 minutes
cooking time: 11-14 minutes
servings: 12


4 cups ap flour
12 tbls. cold butter, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
2 tblsp. baking powder (maybe a little less you make them first with the full amount and see let me know what you think)
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. freshly ground pepper
1 1/2 cups butter milk
1/2 cup sour cream

chill butter in freezer while gathering other ingreidents.. preheat oven to 425 degrees (f).. place flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and pepper in food processor and pulse.. add butter and process until mixture resembles wet sand.. add butter milk and sour cream and pulse until a ball of dough is formed.  place the dough on a floured surface and form 2 discs..

cut each disc into 6 wedges.. (they reminded me of sugar cookie dough ha and shelby of scones..)

brush the tops with either a little sour cream or buttermilk and bake until fluffy and golden about 11-14 minutes.. definately something i will be making again.. so simple and easy and if you aren't crazy and have homemade buttermilk and butter on hand you can always use the store bought kind!! haha happy eating..


  1. They were wonderful. If you added cheese they would be just like the Red Lobster

  2. Ohh great idea!! I will definately do that next time :)


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