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Savory Walnut and Herb Biscuits with a Pistachio Eggplant Spread

We enjoyed these yummy biscuits for breakfast last Sunday, made in mini form. They were delicious, especially with the pistachio eggplant spread. They make a delicious savory breakfast or brunch or for any time.

Savory Walut and Herb Biscuits with Pistachio Eggplant Spread

Savory Walnut and Herb Biscuits

Yield: 10-12 biscuits

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup white flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon. salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 6 tablespoons margarine, cold
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon tarragon, fresh, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon marjoram, fresh, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chives, fresh, chopped
  • 3/4 cup soy milk

Directions:

  1. Combine the flours, salt and baking powder in a bowl.
  2. Add the cold margarine, cut in pieces, rub he margarine in until the mixture has the texture of coarse sand.
  3. Stir in the chopped walnuts and herbs, then add the soy milk and stir with a fork until the mixture just holds together.
  4. Put the dough out on a lightly floured board and very gently knead it just a few turns, just until it can be rolled out.
  5. The less you work the dough, the more tender the biscuits will be.
  6. Roll the dough out 3/4″ thick, and cut out biscuits with a cutter.
  7. Place the biscuits on a parchment covered baking sheet, and bake them at 425 F / 218 C for about 12 to 13 minutes, or until puffed and golden brown.
  8. Makes about 10 to 12 biscuits.

Pistachio Eggplant Spread with Cajun Seasonings

This makes a very tasty eggplant spread that is a nice alternative for Baba Ganoush.

Yield: 1 – 1 & 1/2 cups

Ingredients:

  • 1 eggplant
  • 1/2 cup shelled pistachios
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cajun spices
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder

Directions:

  1. Prick the skin of the eggplant all over with a fork.
  2. Place the eggplant in an oven proof baking dish with a bit of oil, so that it does not stick.
  3. Bake the eggplant at 350 F / 177 C until it becomes soft, about 20-40 minutes.
  4. While the eggplant is baking, shell the pistachios.
  5. When the eggplant has softened, remove from the oven.
  6. When it can be handled without burning your fingers, remove the skin and place the pulp in a bowl.
  7. Add the shelled pistachios and puree to a smooth mixture.
  8. Add the lemon pepper, salt and garlic, onion and Cajun spices.
  9. Season to taste with additional spices as desired.
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2 Responses to “Savory Walnut and Herb Biscuits with a Pistachio Eggplant Spread”

  1. Pistachio and eggplant? Sounds like a nice combination. Should also help create a rich, creamy texture. I love baba ghanoush, but mine often turns a bit watery.

  2. Chris says:

    Hi Maija, :-)
    Oh gosh, I totally forgot about this yummy recipe. Man was it tasty. I’ll have to strt sowing eggplant so we can have this again.
    do give it a try…it’s very tasty.

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