Homemade Biscuits

Crystal ~

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@crystal7

Everyone has their favorite ingredients or technique for making biscuits. This recipe is my favorite way of insuring fluffy, tender, flaky, golden biscuits. I hope it becomes yours too. :)


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Serves:

makes approx 7-8 biscuits

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

2 cups all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) of cold unsalted butter, cubed
1 cup of milk or cream with 1 tablespoon of vinegar mixed in…let sit for 5 minutes

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

(Note: Oven temperatures can run differently. If your oven tends to run hot, bake at 425 degrees, but if your oven runs cooler, bake at 450 degrees).
2
Whisk together the dry ingredients. Cut the cold butter cubes into the flour mixture using a pastry cutter until mixture has a crumbly coarse texture.

Note: (You can use a food processor also, which works great; add the flour-butter mixture too another bowl before adding the milk).
3
Make a little well in center of mixture. Pour half of milk in and stir until the dough starts to come together; add the rest of the milk and mix until dough mixture forms a ball. Dough will be slightly wet and sticky.
4
Place a medium piece of waxed paper on a flat surface like your kitchen counter and sprinkle flour on it. Scrape the biscuit mixture out onto the waxed paper.

**I use wax paper because it makes the clean-up easier. :) Use your cutting board or table, if you wish.
5
Lightly dust your hands with flour. Dust the top of the dough mixture with flour and gently fold the dough over 5-6 times. Do not over work the dough. Gently pat the dough down to ¾ to 1 inch thick.
6
Cut biscuits out with a biscuit cutter dipped in flour; flouring the cutter after each cut. (Do not twist the biscuit cutter while cutting).
7
Place biscuits on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes or until tops are golden brown; remove from oven last 3-5 minutes and brush with melted butter; return to oven to finish baking. Do not over bake.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Biscuits
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American