Parmesan Thyme Biscuits

Makes 1 dozen biscuits


2 cups unbleached white flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon white pepper
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
¼ cup fresh thyme, chopped fine
½ cup parmesan cheese, grated
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold and cubed
1 cup buttermilk
Unbleached flour for kneading


Combine flour, salt, pepper, baking powder, baking soda, thyme and parmesan in a large mixing bowl, mix well. Cut in the butter and mix well until mixture resembles a course meal. Add the buttermilk and mix until a soft dough forms. Turn onto lightly floured surface and knead gently until the dough is soft and pliable, this usually takes a few minutes. Roll out dough until it is about 1 inch thick. Cut the dough in rounds or the shape of your preference and set on a greased cookie sheet. Place the biscuits in a 45o° oven that has been preheated for thirty minutes and bake for about 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.