Foster's Herb Biscuits

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Recipe: #38999

June 29, 2022

"Sara Foster is a chef, restaurateur and cookbook author in Durham, North Carolina. She is the founder and owner of the gourmet cafe and market Foster's Market, which opened in Durham in 1990. She is the author of four cookbooks. We loved the food we got at her market in Durham. This recipe is for her famous biscuits. These are equally good for breakfast or atop some homemade chicken pot pie!"

Original is 1 doz serving


  • Serving Size: 1 (2028.8 g)
  • Calories 2414.5
  • Total Fat - 51.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 28.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 159.7 mg
  • Sodium - 237013.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 377.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 11.8 g
  • Sugars - 40.7 g
  • Protein - 102.5 g
  • Calcium - 2831.5 mg
  • Iron - 8.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.9 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 425°. Lightly grease a baking sheet and set aside.

Step 2

Step 3

Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl.

Step 4

Step 5

Cut the butter into the flour mixture using a pastry blender or two knives, until mixture is coarse and crumbly and resembles coarse meal. Stir in the cheese and parsley.

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Step 7

Make a well in center of flour mixture, pour in milk, and stir with a fork just until dough comes together. Do not over-mix. Turn onto a lightly floured surface, and form the dough into a flat round disk.

Step 8

Step 9

Pat or roll the dough into a circle about ½ inch thick. Cut out biscuits using a floured 2 1/2 -inch-round cutter. Do not twist cutter. Transfer biscuits to the prepared baking sheet and brush with the egg wash.

Step 10

Step 11

Place in the oven and bake until brown, 12 to 15 minutes.

Step 12

Step 13

Serve hot.


No special items needed.

2 Reviews


These are very good -- we made about 14 biscuits to have with soup. I used oregano for the herbs but otherwise made as directed for very good biscuits which everyone enjoyed. Thanks for sharing!


review by:
(11 Apr 2023)


Wonderful , I often eat cheese biscuits with fresh strawberries and it worked well


review by:
(22 Jul 2022)

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