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Garam Masala Biscuits

  • ACTIVE: 20 MIN
  • TOTAL TIME: 40 MIN
  • SERVINGS: makes 8 biscuits
  • FAST
  • MAKE-AHEAD
  • VEGETARIAN

  1. 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for rolling
  2. 3 tablespoons sugar
  3. 1 1/2 tablespoons garam masala
  4. 2 teaspoons baking powder
  5. 1 teaspoon salt
  6. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  7. 6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  8. 3/4 cup buttermilk, plus more for brushing
  1. Preheat the oven to 375°. In a medium bowl, whisk the 2 cups of flour with the sugar, garam masala, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Using a pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in the butter until it is the size of small peas. Add the 3/4 cup of buttermilk and stir until a dough forms.
  2. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead it 2 or 3 times. Roll or pat the dough into a 6-by-12-inch rectangle, about 3/4-inch thick. Using a floured knife, cut the dough into 8 square biscuits. Brush the tops with buttermilk and transfer the biscuits to a baking sheet. Bake for about 18 minutes, until risen and golden. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
Make Ahead The biscuits can be stored overnight in an airtight container. Serve With Curried Chicken Salad with Garam Masala Biscuits.