These are decadent, flaky biscuits and pretty to look at (to me at least..LoL..!), with green parsley and fresh mushroom it it.
There's really nothing hard about making them.
The secret to making great and flaky biscuits is not to overwork the dough...
2 1/4 cups of Plain Flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
2 tbsp sugar
125 gm cold butter – cut into cubes
3/4 cup of buttermilk (or mix 1 tbspoon vinegar + 3/4 cup fresh milk)
3 tbsp freshly chopped parsley
1 cup of sliced fresh button mushroom
Few sprigs of Chives
Fresh Basil (optional)
1. In a heavy-bottomed skillet over medium-high heat, saute the sliced mushrooms add basil. Allow cool then chopped it roughly and set it aside.
2. Pre-heat the oven to 400 degree F. Line the baking sheet with parchment papert.
3. Combined flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in a bowl. Mix well. Add cold butter, mix, until the mixture resembles coarse meal.
4. Add in the chopped parsley and chopped mushroom. Mix well. Add in the buttermilk and stir until it forms into a dough if not you can add a bit more buttermilk to it.
5. Pour out the dough on a well floured work surface and knead the dough 4-5 times. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough into a rectangle shape. About 9 x 5 inches.
6. Lightly dust the top of the dough with floured then folds the dough crosswise into thirds (like folding a letter). Re-roll the dough into rectangle again. Lightly dust the top with flour again and fold it into thirds again (this is to creates the layers).
7. Gently roll the dough out into ¾ inch thick, cut it into square with a knife or biscuit cutter to form the biscuits. Place the biscuits on the baking sheet, 1” apart from each other.
8. Brush the top of the biscuits with a bit of milk; sprinkle the top with a bit of chopped chives or parsley.
9. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown. Cool down for a few minutes and enjoy it with some butter.
Note: With this basic biscuit dough you can add any type of herbs, cheese, nuts, strips of fried sausage, etc.... to it.