Lemon Thyme Biscuits

Lemon Thyme Biscuits

Happy Easter! I realize these lemon thyme biscuits are a little late for those of you had just had a big Easter brunch, but they are still perfect for Spring! They have a light and tender texture, and a bright lemon taste. There’s something about the taste of lemon that is so cheerful, don’t you think?  I was initially intrigued by this recipe when I saw it in a magazine, but wasn’t sure how I’d feel about lemon flavored biscuits.  Thankfully the taste was subtle and I ended up really liking these.  The thyme is not a strong flavor in these biscuits, which was fine with me, but if you really like the taste of thyme, you may want to add some extra. Mike liked the biscuits as well and we both agreed that they are a great accompaniment to eggs. 🙂

Lemon Thyme Biscuits

Lemon Thyme Biscuits


2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
2 Tbsp wheat germ
1 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp lemon zest
1 tsp chopped fresh thyme, plus more for sprinkling
4 Tbsp cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
1 cup buttermilk


Preheat the oven to 425. In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, wheat germ, salt, lemon zest and time. Using a pastry blender, work the butter into the flour mixture until it is in pea-sized pieces. Gently stir in the buttermilk with a wooden spoon just until moistened. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead briefly, 3-5 times. Any more than that will cause the biscuits to be tough. Roll the dough out to 1/2 inch thick and cut out biscuits with a 2-inch round biscuit cutter. Re-roll the scraps to cut out more biscuits. Brush the tops with water and sprinkle with kosher salt and thyme. Bake until golden brown, 12-15 minutes. Serve warm.

Food Network Magazine, July/August 2011

  Pin It


  1. The combination of lemon and thyme is a match made in heaven so I’m sure these flavors in biscuit form is an absolute hit. Can’t wait to give these a try and throw in some eggs and bacon in there! 🙂

  2. Love savory biscuits- these sound wonderful!

  3. Lemon + thyme is such a refreshing combination. I’m a fan of savory biscuits and I love the addition of wheat germ. Yum!

  4. lemon never gets old, and i’m sure these are great!

  5. YUM! These biscuits sound delightful!

  6. I love that you combined thyme with lemon in these biscuits – both flavors go together so well, but I’ve never used either in biscuits. This is inspired! I am featuring this post in today’s Friday Food Fetish roundup (with a link-back and attribution), but please let me know if you have any objections. It’s a pleasure to be following your creations…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *