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james beard's mama's biscuits

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Martha Price
San Jose, CA

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!

(1 rating)
yield 10 - 12 biscuits
prep time 10 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For james beard's mama's biscuits

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

How To Make james beard's mama's biscuits

  • 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 400º oven, or until golden.

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