I discovered this recipe on allrecipes.com a few years ago. I love it because it's pretty easy and my family loves it because they are YUMMY!
|This is a double batch...|
Here is how I make them...
2 cups of self rising flour (how to make your own below!)
1/2 cup of butter
2/3 cup of buttermilk (I'll talk about substitutions below)
1st preheat your oven to 450 degrees
Measure out your flour into a decent sized mixing bowl. Cutting in the flour can make a mess! I slice the butter while it's super cold into thin slices then roll it around to coat it with flour (a tip I learned from Alton Brown on one of his pie crust episodes)
Using your favorite pastry blender (or 2 butter knives) "cut in" the butter. You could also do this in a food processor and just pulse a few times being careful not to overwork the dough. (If my processor was full capacity I would definitely try it!)
When the mixture looks grainy and no piece of butter is larger than a pea you are ready to add your liquid.
You may need a bit more liquid than the recipe calls for, just add cold water a tablespoon at a time. You want to work the dough as little as possible but all the flour should be incorporated and the dough should be a bit sticky.
I then use my largest scoop (about a 1/4 cup size) to portion out my biscuits onto my large baking stone (pan must have sides as the butter will ooze when cooking!) If using a metal pan grease it or use Parchment paper!
|This is a double batch|
Bake for about 15 minutes or until golden...
Putz factor... 3 because of cutting in the butter.
for 1 cup of self rising flour you need:
1 cup of all purpose flour with 2 teaspoons removed
1 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder
1/2 teaspoon Salt
whisk to blend... That's it!
Here is my favorite substitution. I use it in pancakes, these biscuits and any recipe that calls for buttermilk. I also often transfer it to an airtight container as it is prone to absorbing moisture. When it gets lumpy it does not work as well.
Another substitution is to add a bit of vinegar or lemon juice to milk. find some good tips here...
So, next time you need some biscuits give these a try!
Gravy /Sausage recipe coming soon!
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