James Beard's Mama's Biscuits

Martha Price

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These easy-to-make biscuits are "out of this world" according to famed and award-winning chef James Beard. Perhaps he liked them so much because he grew up eating them - they are a specialty of his mother!


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Serves:

10 - 12 biscuits

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

2 c
sifted all-purpose flour
1 Tbsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
salt
1 Tbsp
sugar, optional
3/4 to 1 c
heavy cream
4 Tbsp
butter

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees
2
Sift flour, baking powder and salt (and sugar, if using) into a bowl. Add heavy cream to make a light dough. Pat or roll 1/2 inch thick. Cut into rounds with a floured cutter or glass 1 to 1 and 1/2 inch in diameter.
3
Melt butter in 9-by-9-inch baking pan or small skillet. Dip each biscuit in butter on both sides and place either in pan or on a buttered cookie sheet (If you like your biscuits crisp on top and bottom and soft in the center, bake them in the (oven-going) pan.
4
Bake 12 - 15 minutes in the 400ยบ oven, or until golden.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Biscuits
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
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