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Skillet Biscuits with Garlic-Basil Olives

Light, fluffy, very easy to make Biscuits baked in a skillet and stuffed with delicious garlic-basil olives! 25 minutes from start to finish!
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 191 kcal
Author Katerina | Diethood

Ingredients

  • 3 slices bacon
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (you can also use 1 cup Ultragrain Flour + 1 cup All-Purpose Flour)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 8 tablespoons butter , cut into cubes
  • 1/2 cup milk (more or less if needed)
  • 3/4- cup sliced and drained STAR Garlic-Basil Olives
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • fresh ground pepper
  • dry parsley flakes

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425F.
  2. Place the strips of bacon in a cast iron skillet and cook over medium-low heat for 7 to 8 minutes, or until cooked to a desired crispiness.
  3. Remove bacon from skillet; do not discard bacon fat! Set skillet aside.
  4. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a large mixing bowl; whisk to combine.
  5. Using a pastry cutter, cut butter into mixture until crumbly. You can also use your hands and fingers, which is my personal favorite.
  6. Make a well in the flour mixture and add milk into the well.
  7. Stir dough with wooden spoon or hands and add more milk IF necessary. Dough should look like a shaggy mixture.
  8. Add sliced olives; stir just enough to combine, making sure not to over mix the biscuit dough.
  9. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and pat into a circle, about 1-inch thick.
  10. Cut out biscuits with a round biscuit cutter.
  11. Press any dough scraps together to make a few more biscuits out of the remaining dough.
  12. Place biscuits in the previously prepared skillet with bacon fat. Depending on the size of your biscuits, you might have to bake the biscuits in batches.
  13. In a small bowl, combine egg and water; whisk to combine.
  14. Brush each biscuit with egg wash.
  15. Sprinkle with fresh ground pepper and parsley flakes.
  16. Bake for 12 minutes, or until golden brown on top.
  17. Serve warm.

Recipe Notes

Here's a good guide to making the best biscuits: http://www.seriouseats.com/2014/06/how-to-make-super-flaky-buttermilk-biscuits.html

WW SmartPoints; 6 

Nutrition Facts
Skillet Biscuits with Garlic-Basil Olives
Amount Per Serving
Calories 191 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 38mg13%
Sodium 439mg18%
Potassium 156mg4%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 0g0%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 305IU6%
Calcium 67mg7%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.