Sea salt, black pepper and chive biscuits

Sea salt, black pepper and chive biscuits

  • Prep:
  • Cook Time: 12 min
  • Total: 12 min
  • Serving: Makes 10 biscuits

Serve this recipe for sea salt, black pepper and chive biscuits with your Thanksgiving dinner.

Recipe courtesy of Captain Fairfield Inn in Kennebunkport, Maine.


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup cake flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 bunch scallions, trimmed and chopped into small pieces (include both white and green)
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, frozen, plus a little extra for brushing
  • 3/4 cup cold buttermilk


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. Whisk flours in large mixing bowl.
  3. Grate frozen butter into flours and mix with hands until well distributed.
  4. Whisk in baking powder, soda, sugar, salt, and pepper; add chopped scallions to buttermilk and then to flour mixture.
  5. Gently incorporate wet into dry ingredients. When a dough has been achieved, turn out onto floured board and gently form into a rough square about 1-inch thick and cut into 8 to 10 squares.
  6. Place on cookie sheet and brush with melted butter, sprinkle with coarse sea salt and black pepper and bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until lightly brown on the top.