Friday, February 10, 2012

Homemade Country Biscuits

These are some biscuits that I learned how to make in one of my previous culinary classes. I whipped them up for "brinner" the other night, added some eggs and sausage patties to make a whole meal out of it. Who doesn't love breakfast for dinner?

Country Biscuits
Source: On Baking: A Textbook of Baking & Pastry Fundamentals

1 lb. 4 oz. All-purpose flour
0.4 oz. Salt
1 oz. Sugar
1 oz. Baking powder
7 oz. Unsalted butter, cold
12 oz. Milk
Egg wash, as needed

1. Line sheet pan with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

2. Sift dry ingredients together, making sure they are blended thoroughly.

3. Cut in the butter. Mixture should look mealy.

4. Add milk and stir, combining only until mixture holds together.

5. Transfer dough to lightly floured surface; knead until it forms one mass, approximately 5 or 6 kneadings.

6. Roll dough to thickness of 1/2 inch. Cut with a floured cutter and place on paper-lined sheet pan. Lightly brush with egg wash.

7. Bake at 425 degrees F. for 10-12 minutes.

8. Remove biscuits to a wire rack to cool. (Optional: Brush with melted butter.)

1 comment:

  1. Kathie, can you please give us the measurements in teaspoons, etc? Thanks!