Baking Powder Biscuits

A simple and easy to make versatile biscuit.

Baking Powder Biscuits

A simple and easy to make versatile biscuit.

A southern-style baking powder biscuit that's as perfect for strawberry shortcake as it is with butter and jam or sliced ham and scrambled eggs.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 450º F.
  2. Put flour, baking powder and salt into a large bowl and use a fork or whisk to combine well.
  3. Add the pieces of cold butter to the flour mixture and with a pastry blender, a fork or your fingers, rub the butter into the dry ingredients until the mixture looks like fine granules.
  4. Add the milk and with a fork, stir until a soft dough forms. Do not over mix.
  5. Turn out this dough onto a lightly floured board and give 10 to 15 kneads with the heel of your hand to smooth the dough.
  6. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough into an 8-inch circle that's about 3/4" thick.
  7. Cut out 2-inch circles using a cookie cutter, a plain biscuit cutter, or the floured rim of a juice glass.
  8. Press the scraps together, roll it out again, and cut more. Repeat these steps until you've used all the dough to form about 12 2-inch rounds.
  9. Place the biscuits on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 12 to 14 minutes, until the biscuits are medium golden brown.
  10. Cool on a wire rack that's been lined with a clean linen or cotton kitchen towel.
  11. Let cool for about 30 minutes for the best flavor and result.

 

Tip:  When placing the uncooked rounds onto the cookie sheet, have their sides touch if you want soft sides or let them sit apart if you want crisper biscuits.

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AmericanBrunchDessertsBaking

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