Tuesday, April 16, 2019

cooking with grandma - Flaky, Fluffy Biscuits

Fluffy Biscuits RecipeRecently I had a conversation about biscuits - for nearly all of my life . . . at least as long as I had been baking, I could not make biscuits. I know. Biscuits. Should be pretty simple, but every biscuit I tried to make ended up resembling rocks more than anything you would actually want to eat!

But, then one day a couple years ago I found a recipe for "flaky biscuits", tweaked it a bit, and gave it a try; lo-and-behold, the biscuits are actually flaky! Even better, they are delicious! My family loves them, so today I'm very happy to share this recipe with you.

The key to this biscuit is the folding of the dough over and over again upon itself, flattening, then repeating for the layers of flaky, fluffy biscuits. For added tasty enjoyment, sprinkle some cinnamon sprinkles in-between the folding and you will have a most amazing cinnamon biscuit!

This is a fun recipe to make with your grandchildren - double it and take some warm-from-the-oven biscuits to a neighbor!


Fluffy Biscuits

Ingredients -

  • 2 cups flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cup milk
Directions -
  • Combine flour, baking powder, sugar, cinnamon and salt
  • Cut in butter until mixture resembles course crumbs
  • Beat egg with milk and stir into dry ingredients until just moistened
  • Turn onto a well-floured surface and knead 20 times, folding dough over on itself, flattening and folding again and again - very important!!! Don't skip this step!!!!
  • Roll/press to 3/4 inch and cut with biscuit cutter . . . or as I do, use a heart-shaped cookie cutter for heart biscuits!
  • Place on a lightly greased baking sheet and bake at 450 for 8-10 minutes

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