What better way to start your day than with some decadent, buttery, flaky biscuits?
I’m new to the baking scene. I recently discovered how therapeutic it is to sink my hands into a sticky dough—smearing flour all over the surface of my counters. The calmness of kneading dough –– whether it’s by hand or with a kitchen aide mixer –– is probably my favorite part of the baking process. Not to mention there’s a science to baking. You can’t make this stuff up or wing it as you go; I’ve learned that precise measurements are best. The entire process is all trial and error. Readjust the measurements as needed and repeat. Boom. Success.
This recipe should only take about 25 minutes from start to finish.
Here’s what you need.
- 3 Cups of All-Purpose Flour
- 3 Tables Spoons of Sugar
- 1/2 Teaspoon of Salt
- 4 Teaspoons of Baking Powder
- 1/2 Teaspoon of Cream of Tartar
- 3/4 Cups of Cold Butter
- 1 Egg
- 1 Cup of Cold Milk
Here’s what you do.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. I have a gas stove and found that any temperature above 375 degrees will cook my biscuits too fast. Here, I suggest that you experiment and make adjustments to the cooking temperature based on the type of stove you have.
Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl. Afterward, add the cold butter. I found that it’s best to dice the butter into tiny squares and then mash them into the flour. It’s okay to leave some bits whole. Next, add the wet ingredients and mix, mix, mix!
Dust your countertop with flour before emptying the dough mix from the bowl. Using your hands, work quickly to knead the dough for 5 minutes. If the surface becomes sticky from the dough mixture, just sprinkle on some more flour! Next, flatten the dough until it measures to about a 3/4 to 1-inch thickness.
Cut circles into your dough with a biscuit cutter or a glass cup –– I used a wine glass.
Place your freshly cut biscuits on a lightly greased baking pan lined with parchment paper or a lightly oiled cast-iron skillet; I experimented with both and found that I prefer to bake my biscuits with cast iron.
TIP! Before placing your biscuits in the oven, you can put them in the fridge for 5 to 10 minutes to harden up any butter that may have softened during the kneading process.
Brush your biscuits with melted butter (I used Ghee), and you can also sprinkle a little flaky salt on the tops before baking.
Place your biscuits in the oven for 10-15 minutes.
You’re finished! Enjoy these yummy biscuits with a sweet jam or honey butter blend.
Have you tried this recipe? Comment below and let me know how it went!