I have tried different recipes over the years and have finally found a biscuit recipe that I love. More importantly, a biscuit recipe my family loves.
I tweaked the recipe a little and the results were yummy!!!
Crispy Outside, Flaky Inside Biscuits
3 c all-purpose flour (I use unbleached flour)
2 t baking powder
1/4 t baking soda
1 1/2 T granulated sugar
1 t salt
8 T salted butter, divided into 8 – 1 T squares
1 1/2 c sour milk (I sour the milk by mixing 1 1/2 T vinegar to the milk. Buttermilk can also be used.)
2 T butter, melted
In a large mixing bowl, add flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar and salt. Whisk together for approximately 30 seconds, then place in freezer.
Cut butter into 8 – 1 T squares. Spread squares across a freezer safe dish and place in freezer.
Measure out 1 1/2 c sour milk and place in freezer.
After 15 minutes, remove flour mixture and butter from freezer. Cut in 1 square butter into flour mixture until butter is about the size of peas. Repeat until all 8 butter squares have been cut into flour mixture.
Remove milk from freezer and stir into the flour, butter mixture forming a soft dough.
Place dough on lightly floured surface and knead until dough is soft, but not sticky. (Add a little more milk or flour as necessary to get the right consistency).
Roll dough out on lightly flour surface to about 1 inch thickness. Cut into circles using biscuit cutter.
Place circles on a lightly buttered baking sheet, brush tops of biscuits with the melted butter and place in a preheated 425 degree oven for 20 – 22 minutes. The outside of the biscuits should be golden brown.
A portion of this batch was topped with some homemade sausage gravy and tomorrow they’ll be enjoyed as a bacon, egg and cheese breakfast sandwich!! Mmmm Mmmm good!!!!!