Mile High Greek Yogurt Biscuits

Saturday 25 April 2020

I think you are really going to enjoy these delicious biscuits I am sharing with you today, and by biscuit in this case I mean bread/biscuits, not cookie/biscuits!  Over here in the UK, they call cookies biscuits.  They don't really do baking powder biscuits, although they do scones.

Scones and biscuits are two entirely different things.  The difference mainly boils down to one single ingredient and that is an egg.  Scones usually contain eggs, biscuits normally do not.  Biscuits tend to be flaky, whereas scones tend to be crumbly and more cake like.

When it comes to flaky, they don't get flakier than these Mile High Greek Yogurt Biscuits!

Just look at all of those flaky layers . . . because the butter in this recipe  is quite cold when blended in and is only coarsly blended into the flour mixture, when it melts it leaves lots of air pockets, which is what creates all of that flakiness!

And yet . . .  there are only 4 TBS butter in the whole recipe, which works out about 1/2 TBS per biscuit. 

More of the flakiness comes from the baking powder reacting with the acid in the Greek yogurt, causing the dough to expand exponentially.  (Love that word!)

The end result is a biscuit that is light as a cloud, and filled with lots of flaky pockets.  

Because the biscuits themselves are relatively low in fat, you don't need to feel guilty at loading them up with cold butter when it comes to the eating.  What's your favourite thing to enjoy with hot biscuits?

Personally I love them spread when they are hot with plenty of cold butter and creamed honey. OH boy  . . .  you don't get much better than that!  Unless you add some shaved ham in between  . . .  mmm . .  mmm . . .  mmm . . .

Hot biscuits, cold butter, creamed honey and shaved ham . . . .  a bit of baking powder biscuit heaven to my way of thinking, and no, I am not from the South.

Athough Nova Scotia (where I am originally from) is in the Bible belt of Canada, which kind of equates to the Southern States which are the Bible belt of American and where they really enjoy their biscuits and ham!

One thing is for certain and that is this . . .  these are delicious and a real family pleaser whether you serve them with honey and ham or not.  Butter is not optional. If you are a person who eats biscuits without butter you are on the wrong page!

Mile High Greek Yogurt Biscuits

Mile High Greek Yogurt Biscuits

Yield: 8
These easy biscuits rise really tall and flaky, but are considerably lower in fat than many others.  Fabulously tasty!


  • 280g plain flour (2 cups unbleached all-purpose)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp fine sea salt
  • 4 TBS cold butter
  • 245g low fat Greek yogurt (1 cup)


How to cook Mile High Greek Yogurt Biscuits

  1. Preheat the oven to 190*C/375*F/ gas mark 5.  Have ready a baking sheet.
  2. Sift the flour into a bowl along with the baking powder. Stir in the salt.  Drop the cold butter into the bowl and cut it in with a pastry blender, until the flour mixture resembles coarse sand with chunks of butter the size of small peas.  Using a fork stir in the yogurt.  Gently mix to a soft dough in the bowl.
  3. Tear off a sheet of baking parchment large enough for your baking sheet.  Put the dough on the sheet of paper and pat out to a rectangle, roughly 1 inch in thickness.  Cut into 8 smaller rectangles.  Gently push them apart leaving plenty of space in between. Carefully transfer the paper to the baking sheet.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 to 18 minutes, or unti they are well risen and golden brown on the top and bottom.  Best enjoyed whilst still warm.

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All kidding aside you really do need to bake these biscuits for your family this weekend.  Not only are they low in fat and high in flake and flavour, but they are very quick and easy to make as well. Just remember one thing and you'll be okay.  A light touch is always the best option when dealing with biscuits. Oh, and another positive thing, no flour is wasted in this recipe.  Every scrap gets used up.


  1. Good morning, Marie. Boy, these biscuits look wonderful. I only have vanilla flavoured Greek Yogurt. Do you think it would work in these biscuits? I'd love to make some to go with ham and scalloped potatoes I'm planning for Saturday night dinner. I'm also planning on making your Deviled Ham spread with the leftover ham. Have a good weekend. Stay safe. Hugs and love, Elaine. PS how is Mitzie's leg? Much better, I hope.

    1. I can't see where it wouldn't work Elaine! I don't think the vanilla flavour would be overly strong. Let m know how you get on! Your dinner sounds LOVELY! xoxo

  2. Have to try this variation - with a bit of sugar added wouldn't they be great for strawberry shortcake? - love biscuits with a homemade soup but I always have my eye on them hoping there are a few leftover for evening snack - with butter and homemade strawberry jam! Watched the virtual vigil for the horrible nightmare in Colchester County last night. It is sad that with this Corona virus, people aren't able to gather together to grieve properly. You will be glad to know that in true Maritime tradition, the 'casseroles' kept being delivered anyway. They may not be able to grieve but the love still keeps coming. Do check out the Ultimate On-line Nova Scotia Covid-19 Kitchen party at The Rankins "Fair Thee Well Love" has become the anthem of those trying to cope with the tragedy.

    1. We love biscuits with soups and stews and salads Linda. Hope you like these. What happened in Nova Scotia was horrible. You can't beat a casserole when people are grieving. Such a maritime way of showing you care. xoxo

  3. These sound really good! I only have Turkish Yoghurt at home - I hope I don't create an international incident if I use that instead :)

    I often make your lovely Three Ingredient Cheese Scones to have with soup and these will be another great addition to the quick and easy breads I like.

    1. I won't tell if you don't tell Marie! lol I love those cheese scones also. Love and hugs, xoxo

  4. Marie, your biscuits look and sound fabulous! Love a good biscuit with baked beans, soup, stew, marmalade or homemade jam. Yum! I've never made biscuits with yogurt before so I'm very curious about this recipe.

    The events in Nova Scotia last weekend are devastating! It is still hard to believe that could happen in a quiet seaside province. Twenty-three innocent souls, including the unborn baby; what a shame! I have family over there on my father's side. One of my cousins and his family live only five minutes from where three poor souls were murdered. I am very thankful that none of my family was harmed in any way, but oh my, it is heartbreaking for those families and friends of the slain. We all mourn, and we will never forget!

    1. Its all very sad Sandi, and I know you would feel it being so close to NS as PEI. Grateful also that none of my family were involved directly or indirectly. Hope you will try the biscuits! 2020 is turning out to be one for the books, eh? xoxo

  5. I live in Colorado. Denver (the capital city) is called the Mile High City because its elevation is 6,280 feet. The name of your recipe caught my eye. Who doesn't love tall biscuits?

    1. They are the best! You certainly live in a beautiful part of the world! xo

  6. I made these biscuits this morning, and they are top notch. I used a zester to cut the the butter into tiny pieces. Thanks for the great recipe!

    1. I am so pleased you baked and enjoyed these Carey! Thank you so much for taking the time to comment and leave your feedback! xo


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