They've eluded me for more years than I dare to count, they've taunted me with their doughy softness and flaunted their delicious smell in bakeries for what feels like eons.
|Biscuits of Glory|
Today I make a decent biscuit.
This recipe is solely for my own personal reference it worked for me and I will never, ever deviate. Well, thats wholly untrue, but for the time being I'll stick to it religiously until I feel brave.
1 c all purpose flour
1 c bread flour (makes a crispy top and bottom)
1 tsp salt
1 TBSP sugar
4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
4 TBSP butter
1 c buttermilk + a little more if the dough needs it
1/3 c shredded cheese
- Pre heat oven to 450 degrees, lay a sheet of baking paper on a baking sheet
- Measure flours, salt, BP, BS & sugar into a bowl & whisk throughly
- add shredded cheese and stir to coat with flour
- mash that butter in well - get your hands right in there and make a mess
- Fold in the buttermilk, the dough may be a little dry, dribble in a little extra buttermilk to make a ball of all the dry ingredients.
- on a floured surface kneed the dough only briefly enough to make it a dough mass
- flatten into a disk, thickness depends on how large you want your biscuits - i went with a solid inch of dough
- cut out rounds of biscuit with a cup or cookie cutter, no twisting allowed - just press down firmly. OR cut the whole mess into squares, this ensures you don't need to handle the dough too much.
- place the doughy disks on the baking
- bake for between 10 - 13 mins - watch carefully as they bake very quickly.
- when them come out of the oven, do a dance of thanks and joy to the doughy god of biscuits for granting you a delicious bready treat.
- hi-5 ever person within shouting distance of your kitchen - as they'll automatically become your new BFF's when the see the inherent deliciousness.