3 T. butter
2 scallions, thinly sliced
2 C. flour
3 t. baking powder
1/2 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
1/2 C. butter
3/4 C. buttermilk
green food coloring
1 T. melted butter
1 T. buttermilk
Preheat the oven to 425°F.
Saute the scallions in 3 tablespoons butter until they are soft. Set the scallions aside and let cool.
Sift the flour, baking soda, and salt into a large mixing bowl. Cut the 1/2 cup butter into small pieces and cut it into the dry ingredients until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
In a small bowl mix together the 3/4 cup buttermilk and the green food coloring, until it is a very dark shade of green. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture, and add the scallions and the green buttermilk. Mix until a very sticky dough just holds together.
Turn out onto a floured surface and knead 20 times. Pat out until 1/2 inch thick. Cut with a 2 inch cutter. Place biscuits on a baking sheet about 3 inches apart. Mix the melted butter and buttermilk and brush on the biscuits.
Bake for 12-15 minutes until golden brown.
Note: Leave out the green food coloring for regular biscuits.