//Let us take a moment of silence to recognize that these are the flowers my roommate received from her boyfriend (now fiancé) when she was being proposed to this weekend. Don’t ask me why they’re not red roses.//
How many biscuits have I ever made? 0. How many bowls of Greek yogurt have I eaten for breakfast this past year? Too many to count. And how excited was I to make these Greek yogurt biscuits after I found the recipe? More excited than anyone should ever be for biscuits. But, it turns out I was right to be excited. Because these biscuits are SO GOOD. They’re buttery, flaky, and the Greek yogurt adds a tang that buttermilk usually would (except who ever has butter milk? No one.) *I used who wheat flour to make mine so they are darker. They usually would be light with normal flour.
3 cups flour (I used 100% whole wheat)
1 tablespoon granulated sugar (I used natural turbinado sugar)
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
3/4 cup cold plain Greek yogurt
1 large egg, beaten
3 tablespoons cold water
1 large egg, beaten, for brushing on biscuits
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
2. In a mixing bowl, sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Cut in butter, using your fingers or a pastry cutter. Work the dough until mixture resembles a coarse meal.
3. In a small bowl, whisk together Greek yogurt, egg, and water. Add liquid ingredients to flour mixture, stirring until dough barely comes together. Dump the mixture on lightly floured counter and knead until the dough comes together. Don’t overwork the dough. *If your dough is dry and won’t come together, add a tablespoon of cold water.
4. Using a rolling pin, roll out the dough into a 1-inch thick circle. Cut into rounds using a biscuit cutter or cut into 2×2-inch squares. Combine dough scraps and roll out again to make remaining biscuits.
5. Place biscuits on prepared baking sheets and brush with the egg wash. Bake for 12-15 minutes. Serve warm with butter, honey, or jam!
P.S. Dad, I’m sad you couldn’t eat the dough because it was really good. And because I really needed someone to wash my dishes.