These biscuits, rendered more hearty and flavorful with toasted oats and black & white pepper, are dropped rather than rolled and cut out. So they’re super simple and quick to make! The slightly peppery taste goes well with coffee in the morning, and even with jam. Pepper makes everything better!!
Here’s the Beastie Boys with Biscuits and Butter
Scant 2 cups flour
1/2 cup rolled oats
2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
1/2 t. white pepper
1/2 t. black pepper (or as much as you feel like grinding!)
6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, diced
1 1/3 cups buttermilk (or regular milk with a teaspoon of lemon juice in it, which is what I always use!)
Toast the oats in a small dry saucepan. Then process them so they’re crumb-sized.
Mix the flour, bp, bs, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Cut in the butter, and mix till it resembles crumbs. Don’t be afraid to use your hands!!
Stir in the buttermilk. Mix well. It should be quite thick, but thin enough that you can dollop it, if you know what I mean. You want it to be dollopable.
Drop little mounds of batter on the baking sheet. I use a Tablespoon, and probably do two or three heaping spoonfuls for each one. You can make them as large or small as you like, though. Just watch the baking time!
Cook in a preheated 450 degree oven for about 15 minutes (less if they’re smaller). They should just start to brown on top when they’re ready to be eaten.