*The greater amount of sugar will make a biscuit which is just about as sweet as a cookie; the lesser amount will yield a more "savory-type" biscuit.
In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine the flour, pepper, sugar, salt and baking powder. In a separate bowl, whisk together the wine and vegetable oil. Add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients and beat vigorously till the mixture is smooth, about
Break off a piece of dough about the size of a walnut (about 3/4 ounce), and roll it into a ball. Poke a hole in the middle of the ball to make a small "bagel-shaped" biscuit. Place it on a lightly greased or parchment-lined baking sheet. Repeat with the
Bake the biscuits in a preheated 350°F oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until they're golden brown (they'll actually look kind of purple; that's OK). Remove them from the oven, and cool completely on a wire rack.