Biscuits are a staple of any breakfast menu. Delicious served with butter or jam or fashioned into a sandwich, there’s no wrong way to incorporate biscuits into your morning meals. While you could buy a can of ready-to-heat biscuits from the grocery store, making them by hand always yields a delicious batch of biscuits. Try this recipe the next time you’re in the mood for a tasty breakfast!
• 2 cups all-purpose flour
• 1 tablespoon baking powder
• 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, very cold
• ¾ cup whole milk
1. For best results, chill your butter in the freezer for 10-20 minutes before beginning this recipe.
2. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
3. Combine flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt in a large bowl and mix well. Set aside.
4. Remove butter from the refrigerator and either cut it into your flour mixture using a pastry cutter or use a box grater to shred the butter into small pieces, add to the flour mixture, and stir. Cut the butter or combine the grated butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
5. Add milk, using a wooden spoon or spatula to stir until combined (don't over-work the dough).
6. Transfer your dough to a well-floured surface and use your hands to gently work the dough together. If the dough is too sticky, add flour until it is manageable.
7. Once the dough is cohesive, fold in half over itself and use your hands to gently flatten layers together. Rotate the dough 90 degrees and fold in half again, repeating this step 5-6 times but taking care to not overwork the dough.
8. Use your hands (not a rolling pin) to flatten the dough to 1" thick and lightly dust a 2 ¾" round biscuit cutter with flour.
9. Making close cuts, press the biscuit cutter straight down into the dough and drop the biscuit onto your prepared baking sheet. Repeat until you have gotten as many biscuits as possible. Place each biscuit less than ½ inch apart on the baking sheet.
10. Once you have gotten as many biscuits as possible out of the dough, gently re-work the dough to get out another biscuit or two until you have at least 6 biscuits.
11. Bake at 425 degrees for 12 minutes or until tops begin to turn light golden brown.
12. If desired, brush with melted salted butter immediately after removing it from the oven. Serve warm.
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