Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme: Herb-Laminated Biscuits

From Frozen to Fancy Herb-Laminated Biscuits

I saw this idea for beautiful herb-laminated biscuits to dress up your bread basket in the September issue of Cooking Light Magazine, and Wow is right, you have to try this!

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You can use this technique with any rolled biscuit recipe. I wanted to have a trial run to experiment with them since the herbs in the garden are plentiful now. . .

Herb Garden

They would make a great addition for brunch to serve with ham and for the holidays alongside your turkey platter!

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I experimented with this technique with frozen biscuits, and it worked, a pretty metamorphosis for your biscuits, from frozen to fancy, in 30 minutes!

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We like Mary B’s Frozen Biscuits. . . they taste homemade and go to the freezer to the table in 20 minutes. Best of all, you can pull out only one or two at a time for your garden fresh tomato and pop them in the oven, resealing the bag!

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 With this herb-laminated technique, you blanch your herbs (parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme) in boiling water 5 to 10 seconds and then plunge them in ice water to set the color & stop the cooking process.

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Drain your herbs on paper towels and top with additional paper towels. Weight down the herbs with a heavy skillet or pan to flatten them neatly. (I used a baking sheet with a heavy dutch oven on top). Let stand 5 minutes.

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Lightly brush tops of your biscuits with beaten egg; arrange herbs on top of biscuits, keeping herbs flat. Gently brush a little more egg on top of herbs to seal or laminate the herbs in place. Bake according to your biscuit recipe or instructions.

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I also experimented with tea biscuits that are bite size and would be a fun addition with chicken salad for a shower or garden party.

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Cooking Light also suggests trying this with cornbread, letting it cook until almost done, then laminating it with your herbs and finish baking.

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Try this fun technique with your favorite biscuit recipe or frozen biscuit!

Dress Up Your Bread Basket

You can see how easy this technique is and follow the process step by step with this video:

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  20 comments for “Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme: Herb-Laminated Biscuits

  1. August 22, 2014 at 5:30 am

    Mary these are fabulous. I think this is something even I could do. I am wondering if I can find Mary B’s here.
    Would be fun to try.

  2. Melissa
    August 22, 2014 at 5:44 am

    Oh wow I like that!! I’ve never seen that brand and I’ve never seen tea biscuits before either. Nice job Mary! Definitely going. To try it though :)

  3. Lynn@Happier Than A Pig In Mud
    August 22, 2014 at 6:56 am

    Very pretty indeed! Love the cornbread idea too, that’s something I just wouldn’t think of:@)

  4. August 22, 2014 at 7:07 am

    Very pretty. I wonder if you could add an edible flower and use the herbs as the leaves of the flower. They look delicious Mary.

  5. August 22, 2014 at 8:06 am

    You always make the prettiest food! This is just too fabulous not to try! And I didn’t think anything could make Mary B’s biscuits better~thanks for sharing this very fun and fantastic garnish~ with a video too!
    Jenna

  6. August 22, 2014 at 8:10 am

    I’ve never seen Mary B’s brand of rolls around here…only Rhodes, but I’m going to look especially hard to find them now. You’ve given me some GREAT ideas for an upcoming sewing retreat here at my home AND that one little biscuit with the 3 leafed parsley would be PERFECT for St. Patricks Day in March. Remind me about that, will ya’?
    Thanks for the ideas & for your beautiful photos…they always take my breath away, Mary!!!

  7. August 22, 2014 at 8:13 am

    wow, those are beautiful, Mary~!
    those are my fav biscuits too. you sure dressed them up mighty fancy..

    92 in nc today– ouch:)
    Sonny

  8. August 22, 2014 at 9:30 am

    Oh Mary, you share the prettiest food ideas and this one is so simple, too. The biscuits just look extra special with the lovely herbs. I am definitely going to try this and it would be easy for my grandchildren to try, too. Thanks for the inspiration and video.
    Happy weekend on the lake!

  9. August 22, 2014 at 9:36 am

    Very pretty, Mary! Reminds me of the tattooed potatoes! Have a great weekend!

  10. August 22, 2014 at 10:03 am

    I have always loved herb embellishments, they are taste and eye dazzlers. Never seen frozen bread or biscuits, must be a southern thing, they sure look easy and cute, especially the wee ones. Your pics are all stunning today ~

    Ok…everyday!

  11. Susan
    August 22, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    Mary, We LOVE Mary B’s Biscuits at our house and I can’t wait to try this recipe with them. Thanks for sharing, they look delicious!!

  12. August 22, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    Yuuuummmm. I haven’t seen this brand either but am going to Google it and see if I can bget them around here. Have a beautiful weekend, Mary!

  13. paula
    August 22, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    ~Mary~
    I totally agree, love this ! Thanks for sharing, you make baking and cooking so much fun !! :)
    Have a super weekend!
    Paula
    IN

  14. August 22, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    I don’t think I can get that brand of biscuits here, but have a wonderful recipe by Nathalie Dupree I can use…
    Beautiful idea!

  15. August 23, 2014 at 8:35 am

    I love this! We love Mary B’s; and this is a great way to take them up a notch! Can’t wait to try this for my next brunch. Thanks so much for sharing!

  16. August 23, 2014 at 8:51 am

    Thanks , Mary for sharing! I am making this tomorrow evening for company! Have a great weekend!🌴😊

  17. August 23, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    I love Mrs. B’s Tea Biscuits…and such a great way to make them pretty and tasty too! Love this technique..thanks Mary!!

  18. Kim
    August 25, 2014 at 9:41 am

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful idea! This is the perfect time of year to use our fresh herbs. I can taste them now…and salivating. Mary B’s Tea Biscuits are the best, aren’t they? :-)
    Blessings!

  19. August 25, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    These are beautiful and something I have not seen before–can’t wait to try them! Blessings, Cecilia

  20. franki
    September 13, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    This looks delightful!! franki

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