On Sunday morning I wanted a biscuit. A real, southern biscuit. That I would happily eat with a fried egg.
I decided to try a biscuit recipe that is in Elli's cookbook "Kids Baking" by Williams-Sonoma. I figured if they have a biscuit recipe for kids - surely I could bake them correctly. And guess what? SUCCESS!!!!!!! They were flakey, buttery - oh, so delicious. Ahhh. I can cross that one off my list and move on to something else.
Here's the super simple recipe:
makes 6 large biscuits
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
2 cups all-purpose flour
3 T sugar
1 T baking powder
3/4 t. salt
Cut in 6 T very cold butter until the mixture looks like coarse crumbs.
Add 1 cup buttermilk. Stir until just combined. About 5 stirs. That's it.
Flour your work surface. Dump the dough on to it and gently press together.
Cut into rounds with a 3" biscuit cutter. Gather scraps to cut final biscuits.
The key is handling the dough as little as possible.
Bake for 15-18 minutes.
(I always bake all my cookies, biscuits, etc. on a Silpat baking sheet.)
I hope you enjoy these biscuits as much as we did.