Sunday, April 17, 2016

Biscuits

I'm making The Blog Tech and his sweetie Sunday brunch again and one of the things I made them are these biscuits.  You can throw them together in no time at all.
This makes 8 big biscuits or a dozen smaller ones.

 Look at this good buttery bottom.

 The recipe:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 3/4 c. buttermilk
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1 stick cold or frozen butter, cubed

Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425ºF. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, salt, sugar, and baking powder.
  3. Create a well in the middle of the bowl. Add the buttermilk, egg, shortening, and the cold water into the well. Use a wooden spoon to start mixing and "cutting" to form a dough. Take care to not over-mix.
  4. Add the cubes of butter and cut it into the mix.Don't over mix. The butter should ostly stay in small pieces.
  5. Turn dough out onto your counter. Press into a 1 1/2 inch layer.
  6. Use a round cutter to cut biscuits out. Place each one on the prepared cookie sheet.
  7. Brush the tops with melted butter.
  8. Bake for 12-15 minutes, until outer edges start turning golden brown.

8 comments:

laurie said...

I sure do like a buttery bottom, lol,,

thecottagebythecranelakethree said...

I wonder if this is the same we often had when I was a kid? I'll see if I can find the recipes on those.

Have a great day!

Christer.

CalamityJr said...

This looks easy enough for even me to try! (and yummy enough that I want to!)

Guillaume said...

I love biscuits. I mean I really, really, really love biscuits. You make me hungry for biscuits.

TARYTERRE said...

those BISCUITS LOOK LIKE FLAKY, BUTTERY GOODNESS. yum.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Gawd I love biscuits.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Making these for breakfast..or dinner if I can wait that long. Thanks, Joyce. My hero! My friend! My cookbook maker! :)

Jim said...

These look good!
My mom made the BEST biscuits and none of her children have been able to replicate them. And she would always say: Don't over-work them!

These are worth a try. Why do they have shortening in them? Just curious.