Copycat Emeril’s Restaurant Rosemary Biscuits

Nothing completes a home-cooked meal better than some fresh baked biscuits served warm.

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
3 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary leaves
1/2 to 3/4 cup buttermilk

Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.

In large bowl, sift together dry ingredients; using fingers, work in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs; stir in rosemary. Add ½ cup buttermilk, gradually, working in with fingers until you have a soft ball of dough. If necessary, add an additional ¼ cup buttermilk; do not overwork the dough or the biscuits will be tough.

Pat dough out on lightly floured surface to a disk about 7-inches in diameter and ½-inch thick. Cut using 1-inch round cookie cutter. Place on baking sheet and bake in preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown on top and lightly golden on the bottom. Serve warm.

Copycat Emeril’s Southwest Seasoning

BAM!!! It’s time to kick it up a notch! …hehe… I always wanted to say that. This spice blend has become a staple in my kitchen, I find myself adding it to many of my dishes for a little extra flavor and spice! Mix it up and store it for future use.

2 tablespoons chili powder
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 tablespoons paprika
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon dried oregano

Combine all ingredients thoroughly.