Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Biscuits, Texas Style

Friends, our buddy the Homesick Texan makes a mean biscuit! I saw this post a week or two ago and have been dreaming about it since. Fortunately, I didn't botch it up. These little guys were surprisingly easy to make. I always thought making biscuits from scratch was a long and drawn out process, but it's not!

2 cups of flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon of sugar (can add more to taste)
1/2 teaspoon of salt1 stick of butter, cold (8 tablespoons)
3/4 cup of buttermilk, cream or half-and-half

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
Mix all the dry ingredients together. Cut the stick of butter into pieces, and work into the flour mixture with your hands or a pastry blender until it resembles pea-sized crumbs. Add the liquid, mixing until a bit loose and sticky. Pour dough out on a floured surface, and knead for a minute. Dough should be smooth and no longer wet. You can sprinkle more flour on the surface if you find it’s sticking. Take dough into a ball, and hit it with a rolling pin, turning it and folding it in half every few whacks. Do this for a couple of minutes.Roll out dough until it’s 1/4 of an inch thick, and then fold it in half.Using a round cutter (can use a glass or a cup if don’t have a biscuit cutter) cut out your biscuits from folded dough.Place on a greased baking sheet close together (so they rise up not out), and bake for 15 minutes or until the tops are golden brown.
Makes 10-12 biscuits.

I was kinda nervous about beating the biscuits so I only did it a couple of times. It don't know if beating makes them more dense or what...but they turned out FABULOUS! I expect to makes these a LOT! I am one step away from making biscuits and gravy from scratch for my Sweetie!


Meg said...

These biscuits look perfect! Great job. Wish I had one with dinner tonight!

Pam said...

I thought biscuits were really hard too. I'll be trying this recipe!

Zesty Cook said...

Great looking biscuits!!!! I love biscuits. I usually eat 4-5 of them for breakfast when we make them. Good job :)