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Sea Salt, Black Pepper, and Scallion Biscuits


Prep Time:


Cooking Time:

10 to 12 minutes




  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup cake flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 bunch scallions, trimmed and chopped into small pieces (include both white and green)
  • 8 TB unsalted butter, frozen, plus a little extra for brushing
  • 3/4 cup cold buttermilk


Preheat oven to 450F.


Whisk flours in large mixing bowl. Grate frozen butter into flours and mix with hands until well distributed. Whisk in baking powder, soda, sugar, salt and pepper. Add chopped scallions to buttermilk and then to flour mixture. Gently incorporate wet into dry ingredients. When a dough has been achieved, turn out onto floured board and gently form into a rough square about 1 inch thick and cut into 8-10 squares (this is an estimate - you can make them whatever size you want to). Place on cookie sheet and brush with melted butter, sprinkle with coarse sea salt and black pepper and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until lightly brown on the top.