5 New Ways to Make Biscuits

© Christina Holmes
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1. Vanilla-Scented Wedges
In a bowl, whisk 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, 1/2 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon baking powder, 3/4 teaspoon ground cardamom and 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt. Cut in 10 tablespoons cold butter until pebbly. Stir in 1 1/4 cups heavy cream and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Pat into a 9-inch round. Cut into 12 wedges. Bake on a parchment-lined sheet at 350° for 40 minutes, until golden. Makes 1 dozen.

© Christina Holmes

2. Salt-and-Pepper Biscuits
In a bowl, whisk 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, 4 teaspoons baking powder, 1 tablespoon pepper and 1 teaspoon kosher salt. Cut in 10 tablespoons cold butter until pebbly. Stir in 1 1/4 cups buttermilk. Pat out the dough 1 inch thick. Stamp out 2-inch rounds; place in a buttered 12-inch cast-iron skillet. Brush with butter. Bake at 350° for 40 minutes. Makes 14.

© CHRISTINA HOLMES

3. Thai Coconut Minis
In a bowl, whisk 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, 4 teaspoons baking powder and 1 teaspoon each baking soda and kosher salt. Cut in 10 tablespoons cold butter until pebbly. Stir in 1 1/4 cups unsweetened coconut milk and one 4-ounce jar Thai red curry paste. Pat into a 7-inch square. Cut out 1-inch biscuits. Bake on a parchment-lined sheet at 350° for 20 minutes. Makes 4 dozen.

© Christina Holmes

4. Mexican Corn Drops
In a bowl, whisk 2 1/2 cups flour, 4 teaspoons baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt. Cut in 10 tablespoons cold butter until pebbly. Stir in 2 cups each grated Cotija cheese and corn, 1/2 cup chopped cilantro, 1 teaspoon grated lime zest and 1 1/4 cups heavy cream. Bake 2-tablespoons mounds of dough on parchment-lined sheets at 350° for 30 minutes. Makes 3 dozen.

© Christina Holmes

5. Cauliflower Biscuits
Learn how to transform cauliflower into delicious yet healthy biscuits with this video by Cooking Light:

 
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