Thursday, December 21, 2017

Better Than Sex Biscuits!

I thought I made great biscuits, but these are better!

I simply had to share this recipe because, if you think your mom made the best biscuits, I can say with great confidence, you’re probably wrong and these are better. They are everything a great biscuit should be - light, fluffy, buttery, and easy to make.

I will begin by saying don’t substitute anything in this recipe, and if your baking powder has been sitting on the shelf, open, for more than 3 months, throw it out and buy new. Yes, I’m serious!  It makes a huge difference. Oh, and if you don't have buttermilk on hand, don't substitute!  Go buy a pint of buttermilk at the grocery store. The recipe only uses a cup, but the biscuits will disappear, and you will want to make a second batch immediately!

Better Than Sex Biscuits 

Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.

Spray a plain, single layer baking sheet with non stick cooking spray (not double layer “airbake” baking sheet-save those for cookies). 

In a mixing bowl, combine:

2 cups all purpose flour
1 slightly rounded tablespoon of baking powder (fresh)
1 tablespoon white sugar
1 teaspoon salt

Blend these dry ingredients with a wire whisk. 

Add 1/3 cup plain shortening 

Cut this into the dry ingredients with two butter knives, or a pastry cutter until the mixture resembles VERY coarse corn meal. 

Add 1 cup of buttermilk, slowly, as you gently fold with a fork, just until most of the dry ingredients are moistened. 
Turn out on a floured board and VERY gently knead 8-10 Times, just to smooth out dough. Do not over handle dough. 

Pat dough into a round disk about 1” thick and 8” across. Cut into 8 wedges as you would a pizza. Move wedges to the baking sheet leaving about 1” between them. 

Melt 3 tablespoons of salted butter. Add a pinch of extra salt to the melted butter , and using about half of it, brush tops of biscuits. 

Bake for 13-15 minutes until puffed and golden brown. 
Remove from oven and brush with remaining butter. 

Serve immediately.

Have a warm and Happy Holiday!