Thursday, September 26, 2013

Simple Flaky Biscuits

Simple and flaky biscuits,  makes more tan six.  I used a little more flour than called for.  Roll thick. (Tr)


2 1/4 cups All-purpose flour
3/4 tsp Salt
1 tsp Sugar
4 tsp Baking powder
1/3 cup Butter, very cold
1 cup Milk, very cold


  1. Preheat oven to 450°
  2. Place flour, salt, sugar and baking powder in food processor and pulse for a few seconds to combine.
  3. Cut butter into small pieces and add to food processor. Pulse half a dozen times and check for the size of the butter pieces. Repeat if necessary until the butter is in pieces roughly the size of peas.
  4. mixing biscuitsPut flour mixture in a mixing bowl and add the cold milk. Toss together gently until barely combined. I use the little white plastic tool in the picture to lift the dough from the side of the bowl and dump it on top of the rest of the dough.
  5. As soon as the dough holds together, turn it out on a lightly floured counter. Gently "knead" the dough a few strokes until it is a mostly a cohesive ball. (Click here for a close-up of what the dough looks like before kneading. Here's the after shot.)
  6. Roll the dough into a rectangle 1/2-3/4 inch thick, depending on how tall you like your biscuits. Cut into 2 inch circles, you should get ~6, and place on a parchment lined cookie sheet. (See note about leftover dough.)
  7. Bake at 450° for 8-10 minutes. Butter and eat while still warm.

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