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.