Biscuits

TYPE : American
Bread
YIELD : 8 biscuits
CALORIES : 210 kcal
PREP TIME : 10 mins
COOK TIME : 10 mins
TOTAL TIME : 20 mins

INGREDIENTS :

  • 2 cups (5 dl) all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3/4 stick (75 g) cold butter, preferably frozen
  • 3/4 cup (2 dl) cold milk or buttermilk

INSTRUCTIONS :

  • Set the oven to 425°F (220°C).
  • Mix dry ingredients in a bowl, then grate butter and stir to distribute the shreds evenly (you want the small pieces of butter to remain separate).
  • Add the milk and stir just enough to bind it loosely together.
  • Dump the contents onto a lightly floured surface and using your hands, press them together, flatten and fold. Rotate 90 degrees and fold again. Repeat 5 – 6 times, dusting with flour as needed, then flatten to about 1 inch (2.5 cm).
  • Cut out as many 2¾ in (7cm) circles you can fit and place them on a lined baking sheet. Gather the left over dough and cut out more circles (these will probably not rise as high as the first ones).
  • Bake until golden on top (10 – 12 minutes) and brush with melted butter when hot out of the oven (optional). Cover with a clean towel and serve warm.

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