Friday, March 19, 2010

Garlic Parmesan Biscuits

I recently visited my fiancé in Durham. He is a very handsome Californian man with Southern roots (and a taste for good, Southern food). He had been craving biscuits for a while. I surprised him, while I was there, with a cheesy, garlicky version of a whole grain biscuit recipe from Enlightened Cooking. If you are a bread lover, a garlic lover, or a cheese lover, you have to try these biscuits. They are so easy to make. Good luck trying to limit yourself to just one.

Garlic-Parmesan Biscuits
adapted from


3 cups white whole wheat flour (or all-purpose flour)
4 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons sugar or 1 packet of Splenda

2 tbsp garlic powder
1 tbsp dried granulated garlic
3 cloves of roasted garlic, mashed
1/4 cup of parmesan cheese (grated)
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
3/4 cup vanilla soymilk + 3/4 cup plain or vanilla yogurt (such as Dannon light) 

or 1 and 1/2 cups low-fat buttermilk


1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
2. In a large bowl whisk the flour, baking powder, sugar, baking soda, garlic powder, granulated garlic, and salt.

3. Cut in the butter with fingertips or a pastry blender until mixture resembles fresh breadcrumbs. 
4. Mix the soymilk (or milk) with the yogurt and mashed garlic cloves. Let sit for 2 minutes at room temperature. 
5. Add the milk-yogurt mixture to the breadcrumb-like ingredients with the parmesan cheese. Stir with a fork until just moistened.
6. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead lightly 4 times (not more). 
7. Roll dough to a 3/4-inch thickness and cut with a 2 1/2-inch biscuit cutter (or a large jar top). Save the ends of this dough. It can be used for pies, turn-overs, and more!
8. Place on a baking sheet. Bake 12-13 minutes or until golden. 

Makes 12-14 biscuits.


  1. Stumbled here from one other blog.The parmesan biscuits look awesome. Dear,
    The Pasta Pizza looks divine. I could finish the whole thing in one sitting.
    BTW,My hubby did a 180 on me as well. :)
    Would you be interested in participating in a giveaway? I have one happening at my space right now and there are choice items like Le Crueset Pans, Platzgraff Tortilla warmers and such. Check it out if you have time:

  2. Hi there,

    I am so glad you like the blog and recipes. I will definitely check out your blog and the giveaway. I can also be found on as LowCarbFoodie! If you have ideas for recipes, shoot the my way. Thanks for the post!

  3. Oooh, i'm going to have to try this one...lookin good!

  4. Thanks! I also plan to do one a maple-thyme variation or with herbs and cheese.