Homemade Biscuits

I am a sucker for any kind of homemade bread. So of course I was extactic when I saw this recipe on Among The Young.com. I doubled the original recipe and switched out one cup of whipping cream for buttermilk, because I love the buttermilk flavor.

Before you make these there are a few things you need to know about biscuits.

1. Biscuits are like a pie crust, the less you work the dough the better it will be.

2. The dough will be sticky, so don’t add more flour or the biscuits will be tough.

3. Don’t over work the dough when you are rolling it out. When you are cutting the dough with the cutter, push it straight down through the dough. This will insure a tall and fluffy biscuit.

4. The second round of biscuits that you cut will not be as light and fluffy as the first. It doesn’t mean you did something wrong, that is just how it is.

5. When placing the biscuits on the pan, place them so that they are just touching. This way the tops will be golden brown and a little crispy but the inside will be feathery soft and amazing!

These biscuits really are so quick and easy to make! If you follow these simple rules, you will be more than happy with the outcome!

With love from my kitchen to yours!

Carrie

 

Homemade Biscuits

Biscuits

makes 10 to 12 biscuits

4 cups of all-purpose flour

2 tsp. salt

2 tbsp. baking powder

2 cups of whipping cream, chilled

1 cup of buttermilk, chilled

Instructions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

1. In a medium sized bowl, mix the dry ingredients together. Make a well in the center of the flour and pour the whipping cream and buttermilk into the well.

2. Mix until the dough starts to come together.  The dough will be sticky. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out into a 1 inch thick circle. Cut the dough with a 2 inch biscuit cutter pressing straight down through the dough.

3. Place the biscuits on an ungreased baking sheet until they just barely touch.  Reform the scrap dough into a 1 inch thick circle, working it as little as possible. (The second batch of biscuits will not be as light and fluffy as the first, but they will still taste good!)

4. Bake the biscuits until they are tall and a light golden brown for about  10 to 15 minutes. Enjoy them hot with some Fluffy Cinnamon Honey Butter smeared on top.

Cinnamon Honey Butter

This recipe is adapted from Velvety Smooth Biscuits from Among The Young.com

 

 

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