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Tomato-Basil Drop Biscuits

 Tomato-Basil Drop Biscuits
I grow fresh basil in my garden each summer. I use it in almost everything I cook. It really gets your taste buds going.—Shirley A. Glaab, Hattiesburg, Mississippi
18 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup finely chopped green onions
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3/4 cup chopped fresh tomato, drained
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh basil or 4 teaspoons dried basil
  • 2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 2/3 cup 2% milk

Directions

  • In a small skillet, saute onions in oil until tender. Add tomato;
  • cook 1 minute longer. Remove from the heat; stir in basil. Cool
  • slightly.
  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt and pepper.
  • Cut in shortening until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in
  • milk and tomato mixture just until combined.
  • Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets.
  • Bake at 425° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to
  • wire racks. Serve warm. Yield: about 1-1/2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 98 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 1 mg cholesterol, 204 mg sodium,

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Nutritional Facts: 12 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.