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Garlic Butter Biscuits

Garlic Butter Biscuits. Perfect with everything from roast turkey or fried chicken to indulgent steak dinners. They make the base of excellent breakfast sandwiches too!

Garlic Butter Biscuits - light, tender biscuits with garlic butter baked right in.

Garlic Butter Biscuits

Garlic Butter Biscuits are just the thing your garlic loving soul has been waiting for. I am a completely unrepentant fan of garlic and have been for many, many years.

It would be surprising indeed if there was another home in the city that uses as much as we do here.

I think my love stems back to my particular dislike of yellow onions. Those are traditionally used in cooking in practically everything in this province.

A background of bulbs of fresh garlic for sale at a market

Can you ever get enough garlic?

I never liked them growing up and I still don’t buy them. I find the flavour far too sharp, strong and unappealing.

While almost every other onion imaginable can be found at different times in my kitchen, the yellow onion still remains banished.

I think when I was younger and first began cooking,  I really took to the idea of combining sweet onions with fresh garlic. To me it was a much tastier as a replacement for those ever present yellow onions.

butter photographed on a wooden cutting board.

Use only real dairy butter.

None of my siblings or parents seemed to notice that yellow onions had disappeared in the many meals I cooked growing up. It was a happy compromise that kept me cooking, and kept them all eating!

Garlic appreciation.

Today, I love garlic more than ever. The scent as it hits heated olive oil in a sauté pan is one of my favourite kitchen smells.

Eggwash the tops of the biscuits to get a beautifully golden colour

Eggwash the tops of the biscuits to get a beautifully golden colour.

 

The robust flavour of whole, sweet sticky roasted heads of garlic to be enjoyed with our family favourite English Style Roasted Potatoes.

Add a dollop of sour cream is truly one of my top ten favourite things to eat…maybe even top three. I can’t live without it. 

Even as I type this Garlic Butter Biscuits recipe post, there is a small turkey roasting in the oven downstairs. A pan of potatoes, roasting with garlic, sits right beside it.

Garlic Butter Biscuits - light, tender biscuits with garlic butter baked right in.

Garlic Butter Biscuits

I’m even tempted to go make another batch of these biscuits to serve with it. Or maybe I’ll use them to make leftover hot turkey sandwiches tomorrow with reheated turkey and smothered in gravy.

I’m drooling already!

If you like the garlic butter used in this recipe you’ll also find it in this Family Style Garlic Butter Steak.

Family Style Garlic Butter Steak

Family Style Garlic Butter Steak

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Garlic Butter Biscuits - light, tender biscuits with garlic butter baked right in.

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Garlic Butter Biscuits - light, tender biscuits with garlic butter baked right in.
Yield: 12 large biscuits

Garlic Butter Biscuits

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Garlic Butter Biscuits. Perfect with everything from roast turkey to hearty chili or fried chicken. Makes tasty breakfast sandwiches too!

Ingredients

For the Garlic Butter

  • 1/2 cup soft butter
  • 3-4 cloves minced garlic

For the biscuit dough

  • 1/2 cup garlic butter, (prepared earlier as directed.)
  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup buttermilk

Instructions

To prepare the Garlic Butter

  1. First prepare the garlic butter, which you will want to do an hour or more in advance. Even the day before is perfectly fine. This garlic butter will easily keep for a week in the fridge.
  2. Heat 3 tbsp of the butter over low heat; you will not want the butter to brown at all.
  3. Add the garlic and sauté it in the butter for just a minute or so until it softens.
  4. Remove from heat and allow to cool almost to room temperature.
  5. Stir it into the remainder of the 1/2 cup of soft butter at room temperature until thoroughly combined.
  6. Spoon the garlic butter onto a piece if plastic wrap and wrap it loosely before gently forming it into a small log shape.
  7. Refrigerate the butter until firm, then chop into small pieces about the size of the top of your thumb.

To prepare the Garlic Butter Biscuits

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a food processor, blend together the flour and baking powder.
  3. Pulse in the cold garlic butter pieces. Do not over incorporate the butter into the flour. Similar to making a flaky pastry, small pieces of butter should be visible in the flour.
  4. Transfer this mixture from the food processor into a large mixing bowl and make a well in the center. Pour in the buttermilk.
  5. Working very quickly with a wooden spoon, fold the dry mixture through the buttermilk, only until the flour disappears, then stop immediately.
  6. Drop the sticky dough onto a well floured counter top or bread board. Sprinkle the top of the dough with additional flour as well as flouring your hands to handle the dough. I don’t even use a rolling pin for these biscuits, the dough is soft enough to pat it out gently with floured hands to a thickness of about 1 & ½ inches.
  7. Using a sharp 3 inch biscuit cutter cut the biscuits out an place them on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. I recommend aluminum baking sheets because they tolerate the higher oven temperature without burning the bottom of the biscuits.
  8. Optional step: Whisk together 1 egg & 1 tbsp water to make an eggwash. Brush it over the tops of the biscuits for a more golden top as pictured. Note: You will not need to use all of the eggwash.
  9. Bake in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes or until the tops of the biscuits are evenly golden brown.

Notes

As a substitute for buttermilk, just stir a tbsp of plain vinegar or lemon juice into regular milk to sour it.

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Nutrition Information

Yield

12

Serving Size

1 biscuit

Amount Per Serving Calories 162Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 21mgSodium 222mgCarbohydrates 19gFiber 1gSugar 1gProtein 3g

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

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Donna

Tuesday 24th of November 2020

Hello, Barry. Love your recipes...have made many. My question today is about your website. I have an iPad, and your webpage no longer fits my screen, it's way too large. The recipes now have to be scrolled continuously in order for me to make any of your recipes. Please help!

Thao

Tuesday 24th of November 2020

It looks yummy garlic butter dinner rolls I will make it next week. Thanks for Your sharing Receipts

Lorraine

Wednesday 29th of November 2017

In preparation to make garlic butter buns I prepared the garlic butter as directed, however, due to time constraints, I couldnt make the buns so decided to put garlic butter in freezer for a couple weeks. Do you think it is still good to use as I plan to make the buns in the next day or so? Thanks

Barry C. Parsons

Thursday 30th of November 2017

Sure. I'd still use it.

Gary Smith

Sunday 2nd of April 2017

Made a batch of these to go with a roast pork and they were delicious. I used Ener-G sodium free baking powder because of kidney issues and need to reduce my sodium intake. It does require twice the amount to work.

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