Thursday, November 3, 2011
This was not my first time making homemade biscuits, it was, however, my first time making biscuits from scratch without a mix. The results were absolutely delicious and definitely worth the large mess of flour and dough I left all over the kitchen. Oops. :) Have I mentioned how amazing my husband is to help clean up after my messes in the kitchen?
One thing I love about making homemade biscuits is that you can freeze the dough already cut and then just pop one in the oven later when you're ready for it. Just like you can buy in the freezer section of the grocery store. I will say, that I learned somethings while making this.
First, you don't need to use a rolling pin, just pat the dough down into a flat circle. In fact, the biscuits that I just formed with my hands from excess dough rather than rolling them out and using the biscuit cutter were my favorites. Second, the dough is super sticky, be warned and prepared. Finally, don't roll out your dough too thin or else you'll have thin crispy biscuits. Which still taste good, but lack the flakiness that defines all great biscuits.
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1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 to 6 tablespoons chilled butter cut into little squares (I used 6)
1 cup buttermilk
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt into a sifter.
Source: The Joy of Cooking