Monday, June 25, 2012

Best Ever Baking Powder Biscuits

I've been making these biscuits ever since high school and they always come out perfectly yummy. They are almost as easy to make as opening up a roll of Grands yet so much better tasting, and better for you! If you don't overwork the dough the biscuits come out light and fluffy with layers of goodness. If you make them quick however they may not be very flaky but they're still oh so delicious. Here's the simple 5 ingredient recipe:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 5 TBS cold butter
  • 3/4 cup milk
After preheating your oven to 450ºF, combine the three dry ingredients in a large bowl. Cut up the butter into little pieces and work throughout the dough with a pastry cutter or your fingers (I prefer the latter). Pour the milk and add more if needed then work together with your hands until the dough stays together and all the dry ingredients are wet. No need to overwork the dough-- again the flakier the better!

Place the dough on your floured counters and push down with your hands to spread it out. Use a pastry cutter or a drinking glass to cut your shapes. The leftover edges can be squished together to make "free form" biscuits.

Bake for 12-14 minutes until the bottoms are golden brown. Enjoy with butter and jam!

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