Sunday, October 31, 2010
Baking Powder Biscuits
One of my biggest food weaknesses is bread. I love any kind of bread or biscuit. These are definitely no exception. The recipe comes from one of my new favorite cookbooks, Cooking Essentials: Getting the Most of Your Stove Top, Oven, and Grill from Williams-Sonoma (by far one of my favorite places to shop and just be!). Enjoy!
2 C flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
6 TBSP cold, unsalted butter, cut into cubes
3/4 C 2% or whole milk
Preheat the oven to 425.
Lightly grease a cookie sheet.
Blend the flour, balking powder, and salt.
Using a pastry blender, two knives, or just your hands (my preferred method without a pastry blender), cut the butter into the dry mixture until it forms large coarse crumbs.
Add the milk and mix gently until the dough is moistened.
Knead the dough a few times on a lightly floured surface.
Roll the dough out until it is about 3/4" thick.
Cut with a round cookie/biscuit cutter (use a glass if you don't have one).
Gather the scraps, roll them out, and cut again until all the dough is used up (makes about 8-10 biscuits).
Place biscuits on the pan at least 1" apart.
Bake the biscuits for about 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.
Serve warm or cool.