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Quick Savoury Biscuits

These wonderfully light, fluffy biscuits are perfect for any main. Make lots as they will disappear quickly.
Course Side Dish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 6 biscuits


  • 2 cups All purpose flour
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground sage
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/4 tsp dried summer savoury
  • 1/3 cup vegetable shortening Butter may be substituted - keep cold
  • 3/4 cup milk


  1. Preheat oven to 450F.
  2. Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl: flour, baking powder, salt, and herbs. Mix well.
  3. Using a pastry cutter, or two forks, cut in the shortening until finely incorporated. Then add milk and bring together into a dough. Turn out into a lightly floured surface and knead 8-10 times. If the dough is too dry you may have to add a little milk.
  4. Flatten to about an inch thick with your hands or a rolling pin. Cut into rounds. Reshape scraps and flatten to cut out more rounds. Do this a maximum of two times or the dough will be too tough. Bake for 12-14 minutes until golden. Cool on rack. For best results serve slightly warmed.