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Buttermilk Biscuits with Green Onions, Black Pepper, and Sea Salt from 'Bon Appétit'

Buttermilk Biscuits with Green Onions, Black Pepper, and Sea Salt from 'Bon Appétit'

When we talked to Bon Appétit editor in chief Barbara Fairchild about the November 2008 issue of the magazine, we asked her what her favorite Thanksgiving recipes from the issue were.

These biscuits do sound easy, and I'm intrigued by the green onions, black pepper, and sea salt called for in the recipe. They sound like hush puppy-biscuit combos.--Ed

Buttermilk Biscuits with Green Onions, Black Pepper, and Sea Salt from 'Bon Appétit'

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About This Recipe

Yield:Makes 14 biscuits
This recipe appears in: Turkey Talk: Bon Appetit's Barbara Fairchild

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup chilled buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped green onions
  • 2 cups self-rising flour
  • 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper plus additional for sprinkling
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) chilled unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes, plus 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • Coarse sea salt

Procedures

  1. 1

    Position rack in center of oven and preheat to 425°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Combine buttermilk and green onions in medium bowl. Whisk flour, cornmeal, sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper in large bowl to blend.

  2. 2

    Add 1/2 cup chilled butter and rub in with fingertips until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add buttermilk mixture and stir until moist clumps form.

  3. 3

    Gather dough together. Turn dough out onto floured surface and knead gently just to combine, about 3 to 4 turns. Roll out to 3/4-inch thickness. Using floured 2-inch cookie or biscuit cutter, cut out rounds. Reroll scraps and cut out additional rounds. Place 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheet. Brush tops of biscuits with melted butter. Sprinkle each lightly with coarse sea salt and ground black pepper.

  4. 4

    Bake biscuits until golden and tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Cool slightly. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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