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Roasted Garlic Tomato Biscuits

Ingredients

For the Roasted Garlic

  • 1 head fresh garlic
  • 1 tsp. olive oil

For the Biscuits

  • 2 cups flour plus more for dusting to roll dough
  • 1 tbs. sugar
  • 3 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. oregano
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tbs. chopped roasted garlic
  • 1-2 plum tomatoes sliced
  • 1 tbs. heavy cream or milk
  • 1 tbs. coarse sea salt

Instructions

For the Roasted Garlic

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Cut off the top of your head of garlic, and place in a square of foil, cut-side up
  3. Pour olive oil on top of the head of garlic. Wrap with foil.
  4. Bake at 400 degrees for 30-40 minutes, or until the garlic is fragrant.
  5. Allow garlic to cool completely, then you can squeeze the garlic out!

For the Biscuits

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, pepper, and oregano. Cut in the cold shortening with a pastry blender or your hands until crumbly.
  3. Add in the buttermilk and garlic, and fold together until dough forms.
  4. On a floured surface, pat the dough until about 1 inch thick. Cut out, and place on a baking sheet.
  5. Brush the biscuits with your heavy cream or milk, and then top with slices of tomato, and sprinkle with coarse salt.
  6. Bake for 13-15 minutes, or until biscuits are golden.