Make a Small Batch of Everything Bagel Biscuits
Sometimes you need a small amount of bread--just enough for dinner without creating massive amounts of leftovers that will sit around and call to you to eat them. That's when making a small batch of biscuits is a good idea. This recipe makes just four biscuits. The biscuits are light, buttery, and savory from the inclusion of "everything bagel" seasoning in the biscuit and on the tops. The biscuits are great when you don't know what type of "evil carb" to serve with dinner or just want something different from potatoes, rice, or noodles. Try the biscuits alongside a salad or soup. They're great as an alternative to crackers or French bread. I usually mix up the biscuits quickly early in the day, shape them, then pop the dough in the refrigerator until I'm ready to bake. The refrigeration time yields a puffier, flakier biscuit. Nonetheless, you can bake the biscuits immediately if you'd prefer.
Everything Bagel Biscuits -- Makes 4
3/4 cup of all-purpose flour
1/2 cup of whole-wheat flour
1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
1 teaspoon of bagel seasoning, plus extra for sprinkling the tops of the biscuits
3 tablespoons of butter
1 tablespoon of canola oil
1/4 cup of low-fat buttermilk plus a little extra
In a medium bowl or 4-quart measure, combine the flours, baking powder, and bagel seasoning. Cut in the butter with a pastry blender or fork until some small and some large crumbs form. Add the canola oil and cut it in. Stir in the buttermilk until it's incorporated and the mixture begins to come together. Dump the dough onto a piece of parchment paper and knead it a few times to bring all the bits together. Pat the dough into a circle about an inch thick. Cut the circle into four even triangles and place the triangles on a small baking sheet lined with parchment. Spread the top of the triangles with a little buttermilk (just dribble some on and use your finger to spread it over the triangles). Sprinkle some everything bagel seasoning on top of each triangle. Cover the triangles loosely with plastic wrap and refrigerate them until baking time or bake the triangles immediately for about 14-18 minutes at 400 degrees. The biscuits should be a light golden brown on top.