Sunday, March 27, 2011

"Easy Enough for Children" Biscuits

Making biscuits is fun AND easy. I love having tall, flaky biscuits to serve with dinner. They are also wonderful for breakfast with homemade jam. This recipe is called "easy enough for children" biscuits, because it easy enough for a child to follow.

"Easy Enough for Children" Biscuits


Ingredients:
2 cups flour
3 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/4 cup unsalted cold butter (4 Tablespoons)
3/4 cup milk

Directions: Mix flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium sized mixing bowl with a whisk. Cut in the butter using a pastry blender, until it is crumbly and the butter is the size of peas. You want some larger pieces of butter in the dough because that is what ensures tall flaky biscuits. Mix in milk. Mix until dough comes together, using your hands. Be careful not to overwork the dough. You want your biscuits to be flaky and tender. If you over mix the butter will break down further and your biscuits will be tough. Trust me on this one. Place on board, floured, and roll out about 1/2 inch to 3/4 inch thick. Cut with round biscuit cutter, or use a glass and cut around the top using a sharp knife. Continue rolling and cutting until you have used most of the dough (will make about 6 to 8 biscuits depending how thick your roll your dough). Bake at 450 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
Remove from oven and brush tops of biscuits with melted butter using a pastry brush, if desired. See how tall and flaky this biscuit is? That is exactly what you want.
Serve warm and enjoy!

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1 comment:

  1. This recipe looks like a keeper...... they look yummy. My husband could eat biscuits everyday.
    ....thanks for sharing your great photos...step by step.

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