January DB challenge; Biscuits!

Biscuits. Honestly, I have never been a huge fan. Granted, most of them were store-bought (A.K.A hard and funny tasting,) but I was a little sceptical of this challenge. However, my husband loves biscuits, so I decided that I would have fun with this.

They were delicious!! Soft and flaky on the inside, crispy and firm on the outside..

Needless to say, I have been converted. The recipe was very easy, too. Just twenty minutes total, only ten minutes of work. So I made biscuits and gravy a couple of days later, also very tasty! Not very pretty in the pictures, but I’m definitely going to make it again.

Here is the link to the recipe. You will need to try this!

http://thedaringkitchen.com/forums/january-2012-challenge-back-basicsscones-aka-biscuits

Or, for a more simplified version..

1 Cup Flour

2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

2 Tbs Frozen butter, grated

1/2 Cup cold milk

1TBS milk, optional for glazing tops of scones

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1. Preheat the oven to 425 Degrees

2. Triple sift the dry ingredients into a large plate.

3. Rub the frozen butter into the dry ingredients, toss  until it resembles very coarse bread crumbs for flakey biscuits, or coarse sand for tender biscuits.

4. Pour as much milk as needed to make a slightly sticky dough. The wetter the dough, the lighter the biscuits.

5. Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface. Fold the dough over itself 4 or 5 times. If you knead the dough too much, the dough will become tough. However, if you underwork it, it wont bind like it should.

6. Cut out the dough, either by using a knife or a round, sharp, cookie cutter.

7. Place the dough on a cookie sheet, just barely touching for soft scones. If you’d like a golden brown scones, brush the milk on top.

8. Bake for about ten minutes, until sides are set. When done, immediately  place on cooling rack. Serve while still warm.

Enjoy!

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