Biscuits are such an easy thing to make and works well with just about any meals. Make them with different spices and herbs to change the flavour of them. I’ve decided to make 3 different types of biscuits. A rosemary onion biscuit, a gluten free version and a dog friendly one.
Start the biscuit recipe with cold butter cut in cubes. You will need 9 tablespoons.
Keep the butter cold by leaving it in the fridge until you are ready to use it. Finely chop a white onion. I used about 1/4 of a small white onion of this recipe.
In a mixing bowl, put the butter, 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, 1/2 tsp sugar, 1 tbs baking powder, 3/4 tsp salt and 3/4 tsp baking soda in a bowl. To make it a bit healthy, I added some crushed flax seeds.
With a pastry cutter, mix the ingredients so that the butter and flour mixture turn into a crumble. The texture should be still course.
When everything is mixed together, add 3/4 cup cold buttermilk. Mix the ingredients together until it has just combined. If you mix too much it will get chewy.
Roll the dough out into a log. Cut the log into 3/4 inch thick disks. You can also grab balls of dough and roll them.
Place the biscuits on an ungreased baking tray and place in a 400 degree F preheated oven.
Bake for 12-15 minutes or until lightly brown. These biscuits are crispy on the outside and slightly soft on the inside.
After thinking of the different food restrictions/allergies in my family, I decided to try out a gluten free version using coconut flour. Looking up some recipes, I decided to do a similar biscuit but substituting coconut flour and also adding four eggs.
In a bowl, I add the onions, herbs and cold butter. Then I add 1/2 cup coconut flour.
Do the same thing as before and mix in the butter.
Add the four eggs.
Mix all the ingredients well. The coconut flour will absorb a lot of the liquids and the dough will be very sticky and soft. Thats ok!
Carefully drop tablespoon sized balls on a baking sheet and bake in a 400 degree F oven for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.
These gluten free biscuits turned out pretty well but I found it a bit too eggy.
My last biscuit is meant for dogs. I have a bunch of doggy friends who love human food so I made biscuits that had no extra salt and some cheese. Please use these as a treat and not a meal replacement. There isn’t much additional nutritional value and its made mostly of dough.
For doggy biscuits, add 2 1/4 cup flour and 1 cup shredded cheese. I didn’t add any butter to this recipe. Instead of water or milk, I used some no salt chicken broth.
Mix the ingredients well until they form into a nice ball. Take small pieces of the dough, roll them and gently flattened them on a baking tray.
Bake in a 400 degree F over until golden brown (10-15 minutes).
Three different versions, three different tastes and everyone is happy!!
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