Soda Pop Biscuits2014-07-21
- Servings : 10-12
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A carbonated beverage like soda pop (or sparkling water) adds lift and a subtle flavor influence.
- 2-1/2 cups self rising flour
- ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper, optional
- ¼ tsp salt
- 2 tsp chopped herbs like parsley, chives, dill, or thyme, optional but adds lots of flavor
- ½ stick (4 TB) unsalted butter, very cold and cut into cubes
- ½ cup carbonated soda beverage (I have used carbonated water, rootbeer, and Ale-8)
- ¼ cup milk
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Pour flour into a large bowl. Add pepper and salt.
Cut butter into flour until pea size pieces form.
Stir in Ale-8 and milk just until dry ingredients are moist.
Dump onto a lightly floured surface. Using fingertips, knead just until mass holds together. Pat out with fingertips to 1/2" even thickness. Or, my favorite trick is to dump mass onto a sheet of waxed paper. Grab the edges of the paper and press into the dough, turn, repeat pressing, turn, repeat again. Then pat out until 1/2" thick.
Cut into biscuits using a 2” cutter. Place on parchment paper lined baking sheet.
Bake for 15-17 minutes (internal temperature 200 degrees) or until golden brown. Remove from oven. Serve hot.