Homemade Biscuits: Parmesan Herb Biscuits

Homemade biscuits recipe

I just made up this homemade biscuit recipe this evening, and I wasn’t sure exactly how it was going to taste. As the biscuits were cooking, the kitchen smelled exactly like my favorite pizzeria, so I was hopeful. I almost burned my fingers trying to get a taste of one of my parmesan herb biscuits, and it was great!

These biscuits aren’t pretty because they don’t have a nice, round shape. That’s because I wanted a really moist dough. I could have added more flour and created a prettier biscuit, but I was more concerned with flavor. Keep this in mind when you’re creating the dough.

Holle’s Parmesan Herb Biscuits recipe

What you’ll need:

  • 2 cups self-rising flour
  • ½ cup plain flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons dried Italian herb blend
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 heaping tablespoon shortening
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon sour cream
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons grated onion
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • Milk

Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees and coat baking sheet with shortening.

In a large bowl, combine flours, baking powder, salt, dried Italian herbs, onion powder, sugar, and paprika.

Cut in shortening, butter, and sour cream until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

Make a well in the center and pour in the buttermilk. Mix until dough begins to form, then add onion, parmesan, and garlic. Add enough regular milk to make a soft, sticky, elastic dough.

Pull off sections of dough and place on baking sheet, about 1 ½ inches apart. This recipe will make 10-12 biscuits.

Bake on top rack of oven until biscuits are light brown.

Remove from oven and cover immediately with a damp dish towel.