Olive Oil & Herb Biscuits and A GIVEAWAY

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I love, love, love olive oil. I use it practically daily. I use it to saute vegetables and proteins because of its good fats and good flavor. Drizzle some over root vegetables to roast to golden, crisp perfection in the oven. Whisk it with vinegar to make a super simple salad dressing. Brush a little oil on slices of bread for bruschetta. Mix the oil with herbs and dip freshly baked bread. I even use it in baking, like this scrumptious recipe for biscuits. My olive oil love affair made it a no-brainer to say yes to Carapelli when they offered me a bottle to test and a bottle to giveaway to you guys. They have also offered a $1.00 OFF coupon at www.CarapelliUSA.com

Carapelli Olive Oil, founded in 1893 by Constantino Carapelli, is 100% Italian extra-virgin olive oil. After following the proper steps for tasting olive oil (that’s right, there are steps!), I found Carapelli’s oil to be fairly mild yet flavorful with a slight peppery taste. In case you were wondering, the steps to tasting olive oil (“The Four S’s”) are swirl, sniff, slurp, swallow. Now you know, you can annoy your friends the next time you’re at an Italian restaurant or dinner party.

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Carapelli has provided one bottle of their premium extra-virgin olive oil for me to give to one reader. 
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Recipe Rundown
Taste: Perfectly seasoned, earthy, savory, rich, addicting.
Texture: The biscuits are slightly crumbly with a golden, crisp exterior and soft, fluffy interior.
Appearance: Rustic. I love that you can see the flecks of herbs.
Pros: Very easy yet impressive. You can substitute your favorite herbs (use a little more – 1 1/2 – 2 tablespoons – for more delicate and mild herb varieties). Healthier than biscuits made with butter.
Cons: None.
Would I make this again? Yes. Next time I might sprinkle a little Parmesan on top during baking.

A few simple ingredients.

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Olive Oil & Herb Biscuits

Yield: 12-14 biscuits

Ingredients:

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh rosemary
2/3 cup milk
1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil

Directions:

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.

Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix in rosemary. Add milk and olive oil and mix until just combined. Don't over-mix.

Drop golfball-sized rounds of dough on prepared baking sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes, or until cooked through and golden brown.

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88 Responses to “Olive Oil & Herb Biscuits and A GIVEAWAY”

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    RecipeGirl — November 22, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    Fun! I did this for Carapelli in my post today too. I could eat all of your biscuits :)

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    Jenelle — November 22, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    I love olive oil when I need to make a quick vegan “mac & cheese”, by sautéing garlic in olive oil then adding a dente noodles and avocado!
    -Jenelle jgallardo91@gmail.com

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    Cindy B. — November 22, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    My favorite way to use olive oil is when making pizza dough!
    cindyskitchen@yahoo.com

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    foodlettes — November 22, 2011 at 3:07 pm

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    Cindy B. — November 22, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    I follow @handleheat on twitter.
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    foodlettes — November 22, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    Over the summer, I roasted a couple of heads of garlic in the oven. All I used was a little olive oil and some salt. I spread that garlic on top of slices of a nice, crusty bread; I also used it in a homemade hummus. That's a simple, but delicious, way I use olive oil.
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    foodlettes — November 22, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    Of course I already follow you on twitter! I'm @samimain.

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    Cindy B. — November 22, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    I tweeted about this giveaway.
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    foodlettes — November 22, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    Your blog is already on my list of Subscriptions in Google Reader. :)

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    LeanneK — November 22, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    My favorite way to use olive oil is to toss some carrots or potatoes or other veggies in it and roast them!

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    Cindy B. — November 22, 2011 at 3:10 pm

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    LeanneK — November 22, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    I follow you on twitter!

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    Shannon — November 22, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    on crostini, a drizzle of good olive oil and a bit of sea salt… that's pretty much all you need :)

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    LeanneK — November 22, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    Tweeted about the giveaway!

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    afkjl — November 22, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    I love olive oil, balsamic and herbs mixed together as a dip for fresh-baked bread.

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    afkjl — November 22, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    I subscribe to your blog on RSS.

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    Amy — November 22, 2011 at 3:42 pm

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    Amy — November 22, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    I love to use Olive oil when roasting veggies.
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    Amy — November 22, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    I subscribe to handletheeheat.com
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    amy beth marantino — November 22, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    drizzled over ripe tomatoes and mozzerella cheese

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    MLJ — November 22, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    favorite way is to drizzle over chopped viggies before i roast them

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    Danielle — November 22, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    I'd really like to win a big plate of those biscuits! But the olive oil would be a good second place contender (: If it's good olive oil, I love to dip fresh, warm bread in it! Yum.

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    Lovey Dove — November 22, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    I love using Olive Oil for when I make stir fries or anything savory (fajitas, etc)

    Ali wisdomsfool@catholic.org

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    Lovey Dove — November 22, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    I subscribed via email feed

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    AubreyLaine — November 22, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    w/ Brushetta!
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    Katelyn — November 22, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    I love using olive oil in my sister's pizza dough recipe!! Its so good!!

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    momof2girls — November 22, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    I use it in my Foccacia Bread recipe.

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    Rachel — November 22, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    i love to dip bread in olive oil and a little salt. simple but delicious!

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    Nelly Rodriguez — November 22, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    Love using it in baking cakes!

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    Nelly Rodriguez — November 22, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    I follow you on Twitter

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    Nelly Rodriguez — November 22, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    I'm already subscribed!

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    Meryl — November 22, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    As a dipping oil for crusty bread.

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    Commander "Yarn"sinia Pestis — November 22, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    I use it to make my eggs and just about everything else. So yummy! :)

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    Andrea — November 22, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    I love making my own pizza crust and making my own garlic oil that I add spices to dip crusty bread in. Thanks for the chance to enter.

    Andrea D.
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    squirrelbread — November 22, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    Either homemade salad dressings (so much better and healthier!) or mixed with aged balsamic to dip fresh-baked bread in. Haven't tried it in biscuits!

    Cheers,

    *Heather*

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    squirrelbread — November 22, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    Already following on Twitter!

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    je suis emily. — November 22, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    Oooh! Looks so good! I'm already RSS subscribed to you, too!

    And I LOVE olive oil in whole wheat pumpkin chocolate chip muffins! Totally my hands down favourite, thanks to my college roommate.

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    Christine Visona — November 22, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    Love the giveaway! I love to make dressings and roasted veggies

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    steven — November 22, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    WooooHooooooo!
    Me loves Olive Oils!!!
    I subscribed too!

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    Vicki — November 23, 2011 at 12:21 am

    I don't have a favorite way to use olive oil, I use it in practically everything I make!

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    Jacqueline — November 23, 2011 at 1:16 am

    i love to soak fresh herbs and minced garlic in fresh olive oil, then just serve on fresh baguette with a sprinkle of salt!

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    Jenny — November 23, 2011 at 1:24 am

    I like especially like it for lightly stir-frying my veggies.

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    dena — November 23, 2011 at 1:26 am

    I love to dip french bread in a mixture of olive oil, freshly ground black pepper and fresh-snipped parsley.
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    dena — November 23, 2011 at 1:27 am

    I follow you on twitter (as @ohyoucook).

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    dena — November 23, 2011 at 1:28 am

    And I subscribed to handletheheat.com via RSS.

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    Melissa @IWasBornToCook — November 23, 2011 at 1:38 am

    I use it in just about everything…every day!

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    Melissa @IWasBornToCook — November 23, 2011 at 1:38 am

    I subscribe via RSS.

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    katherine — November 23, 2011 at 2:27 am

    I use olive oil in just about everything!! especially pasta!

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    Elce! — November 23, 2011 at 4:15 am

    Oh olive oil and them any uses thereof, my favorite way to use olive oil is for roasting vegetables. Rosemary infused olive oil is perfect for fall and winter vegetables. mmmmmmm

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    Elce! — November 23, 2011 at 4:17 am

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    Klee — November 23, 2011 at 5:00 am

    Lovely! I use olive oil so much, but my favorite use is coating root vegetables in it and roasting them in the oven. Simple but delicious!

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    Schmidty — November 23, 2011 at 5:29 am

    My favorite way to use olive oil is to drizzle it on veggies before roasting them.

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    Schmidty — November 23, 2011 at 5:30 am

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    Schmidty — November 23, 2011 at 5:32 am
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    murdercake — November 23, 2011 at 7:08 am

    We typically use it for all of our cooking, but I'll be using some this week for roasting brussels sprouts!

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    Anne — November 23, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    My favorite is definitely for roasting vegetables although I like to infuse the olive oil with herbs or other flavors and use it as an dipping sauce for fresh bread as well!

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    Cheryl — November 23, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    My favorite way to use olive oil is to make an Olive Oil Italian Dipping Sauce for fresh out of the oven bread. There is truly nothing more heavenly than that, to me.

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    Natalie — November 24, 2011 at 12:26 am

    i love to use olive oil to coat veggies before roasting!

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    sharonjo — November 24, 2011 at 2:26 am

    I use olive oil for nearly all of my sauteeing and always use it when making pizza dough. Thanks!
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    sharonjo — November 24, 2011 at 2:27 am

    I follow you on twitter @sharonjo2
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    sharonjo — November 24, 2011 at 2:30 am
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    Brooke — November 25, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    I made these and there wasn't enough liquid at all, and so of course they ended up over mixed trying to get all the flour to mix in, and they were super dry!

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    Tessa — November 25, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    Brooke, I'm sorry you had problems. However, I'm inclined to think you made an error in your measurements as the ratio of flour to fat to liquid in this recipe is well-tested and what I learned in culinary school. When I made these biscuits the dough came together easily (it was slightly shaggy, not wet) and produced biscuits that were slightly crisp on the outside and soft and tender inside. Not overly dry.

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    Stef — November 25, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    My favorite way to use olive oil is for roasted root vegetables. So simply but so yummy!

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    Stef — November 25, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    Following you on Twitter!

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    Stef — November 25, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    Tweeted the giveaway! @kaori_ikeda01

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    Stef — November 25, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    I'm already a subscriber!

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    Carolyn G — November 26, 2011 at 1:11 am

    I love it as a dip for bread

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    Carolyn G — November 26, 2011 at 1:13 am

    follow on twitter: carogonza

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    Carolyn G — November 26, 2011 at 1:14 am

    subscriber

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    Julie — November 26, 2011 at 2:20 am

    Wow! Made these last night for Thanksgiving dinner. There were no leftovers! Since the boyfriend hates rosemary with a passion, I subbed in a tsp of dried parsley and a tsp of mural of flavor from Penzey's. This will be my go-to drop biscuit recipe from now on. Thank you for sharing it!

    (P.S. I am a blog subscriber! Love it.)

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    Di — November 26, 2011 at 3:26 am

    I say that my favorite way to use olive oil is in a simple tomato bruschetta, but really it's just an excuse to dip crusty bread in yummy olive oil when the toppings run out!

    I am a blog subscriber too. :)

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    Tessa — November 26, 2011 at 5:31 am

    @Julie SO happy to hear that Julie! Btw – how can your boyfriend hate rosemary!? Love your substitutions though.

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    Julie — November 26, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    @ Tessa – When the bf was younger, his Mom made steaks crusted w/ rosemary. He refers to rosemary as “twigs.” I wouldn't want it on my steak, so I guess I can kind of understand.

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    Lakshmi Jagad — November 26, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    My favorite way is to make a paste of zatar in extra-virgin olive oil, slather it on the inside of a pita bread, add some chopped tomatoes, some slices of cheese (I used Ackawi), red pepper hummus, a slice or two of avocado… the possibilities are endless. http://therichvegetarian.com/2011/03/stuffed-pita-breads/ is something I posted about it.

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    Puppydogs — November 26, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    Oh I have a recipe for biscotti that uses olive oil in it. They are wonderful cranberry pistachio cookie that I always make at christmas.

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    Elisabeth — November 27, 2011 at 12:03 am

    I love to use olive oil for roasting asparagus!

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    Elisabeth — November 27, 2011 at 12:04 am

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    Elisabeth — November 27, 2011 at 12:06 am

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    Elaine — November 27, 2011 at 3:04 am

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    annelise — November 30, 2011 at 4:13 am

    I looove roasted asparagus using just olive oil and sea salt :)

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    Raluca — December 6, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    Last Sunday I went to gather rosemary with some friends of mine, and as soon as I went back home I made this rosemary-mini-breads. They were so nice, so flavored. Great idea you gave me, thank you!

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    Raluca — April 19, 2012 at 10:24 am

    Hi Tessa,
    I have tried this recipe last year and just loved it. And I live in Crete, Greece, where rosemary and olive oil are very easy to find and simply amazing, so you can imagine the outcome! Then, when I went home for Christmas, I made it for my family and everyone went mad, especially my brother. This weekend, for Orthodox Easter, I made them again when I went as a guest to some friends of mine and, again, everyone just loved them. So, thank you for this amazing recipe and looking forward for some new ones!

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