December 13, 2016

Perfect Biscuits

I love bread. That is all. Here is an easy yummy biscuit recipe. The blog gave me a tip that I followed and it worked perfectly! That picture is of MY biscuits!!!
"The secret to excellent biscuits is COLD BUTTER. Really cold. Many times the biscuit dough gets worked so much that the butter softens before the biscuits even go in the oven. Try cutting the butter into small pieces and stick back in the fridge pulling out only when ready to incorporate into the dough."

3 cups all-purpose flour
3 tbsp sugar
½ tsp salt
4 tsp baking powder
½ tsp cream of tartar
¾ cup COLD butter
1 egg
1 cup milk

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Combine the dry ingredients and use a pastry cutter to cut the butter in. Don't go too crazy here - you want to see small, pea-sized pieces of butter throughout the dough. i had some big chunks and was worried, but it made them flakier!
Add in the milk and egg and mix just until the ingredients are combined. The dough will be sticky but don't keep working it. You should be able to see the butter pieces in the dough.
Turn the dough out onto a generously floured surface. Sprinkle some flour on to the top of dough so it won't stick to your fingers and knead 10-15 times. If the dough is super sticky just sprinkle some additional flour.
Roll or pat the dough out to ¾ - 1 inch thickness and cut with a biscuit cutter or glass or jar lid . s. Place the biscuits on a lightly greased baking sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.
Makes 10-12 biscuits (I got 16, so size kinda matters here).

Microwave Score: N/A
Freezer Score: N/A
Jake Score: 5 Said they were great!
Overall Score: 5...because that is how many I ate with dinner and honey butter last night.

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