Roasted Garlic Butter Biscuits
Most garlic biscuits and breads call for garlic powder, which is certainly convenient, but can it compare to the likes of buttery biscuits imbued with an entire head of roasted garlic? Not a chance. The robust garlicky flavor of these biscuits is in a league of its own. If you’ve never roasted fresh garlic, you’re in for a treat. With just a drizzle of olive oil and some time in the oven, garlic cloves transform into an incredible caramelized treat that also happens to make your kitchen smell amazing. The roasting process mellows the garlic’s sharp bite and brings out its natural sweetness, all while intensifying the garlic essence. Plus, the cloves soften into a spreadable consistency, which makes them easy to combine with softened butter—which is exactly what you’ll do to prepare these biscuits. Once you’ve created your roasted garlic butter, you’ll simply need to allow the butter to re-solidify in the refrigerator so that it can be cut into a simple dry mixture to form a biscuit dough. The process of patting the dough into a rectangle and folding it over on itself described in the method below helps to create flakey layers. And cutting squares biscuits like these, versus using a round cutter, means you avoid wasting any dough scraps.