Herbs de Provence Biscuits
The sweet flavors of rosemary, lavender, and thyme will whisk you to the south of France.
INGREDIENTS | YIELDS 8–10 BISCUITS
- 2 cups cake flour
- 1 tablespoon herbes de Provence
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon plus 1 pinch kosher salt
- 6 tablespoons (¾ stick) unsalted butter, cold
- 1 cup cold milk
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon water
Line a baking sheet with parchment. In a large bowl, sift together cake flour, herbs, baking powder, sugar, and 1 teaspoon salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse meal.
Make a well in the center of the flour mixture, and pour in milk. Using a fork, blend the flour and milk until the dough just comes together.
Turn onto a floured surface and fold dough over onto itself 6–8 times. (Be careful not to knead or overwork.) Pat into 1″ thickness. Cut into circles using a floured round cutter. Place biscuits 2″ apart on prepared pan and set aside to rest 10–15 minutes. Preheat oven to 425°F.
Mix egg with a pinch of salt and 1 tablespoon water.
Brush lightly onto biscuits, then bake 15–20 minutes, until golden brown. Turn pan halfway through baking to promote even browning.