Homemade Biscuits

Crystal ~

By
@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

Step-By-Step

1Preheat 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).
2Whisk 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).
3Make 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.
4Place 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.
5Lightly 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.
6Cut biscuits out with a biscuit cutter dipped in flour; flouring the cutter after each cut. (Do not twist the biscuit cutter while cutting).
7Place 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