Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Baking Powder Biscuits | Tuesdays with Dorie

Baking Powder Biscuits from Karen's Kitchen Stories

Baking Powder Biscuits! This is a quick post for a quick recipe.

I got home from work and was determined to make this week's Tuesdays with Dorie selection from Baking with Julia, a wonderful baking book edited by Dorie Greenspan from Julia Child's PBS show of the same name. 

I cut the recipe in half, and used half butter and half shortening in place of all shortening. Within 30 minutes, I had seven wonderful little biscuits. I promptly ate three. One with butter, one with cheese, and one with butter and jam. I loved them.

Baking Powder Biscuits

Makes 7 biscuits.

Ingredients

1 C all purpose flour, plus more for dusting
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp shortening
1 1/2 tsp unsalted butter
1/2 C milk
Melted butter for brushing the biscuits before baking

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F with a rack in the middle. 
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment.
  3. Whisk the dry ingredients together in a medium bowl.
  4. Drop in the butter and shortening and coat them with the flour. 
  5. Using your fingers, pick up the pieces of butter/shortening with your fingers, break the pieces apart, and drop them back in the flour. Continue to rub the flour and shortening/butter together until most of the shortening and flour are mixed, but there are still small visible pieces. 
  6. Stir in the milk with a fork. The dough will be "messy." 
  7. Sprinkle flour onto the counter and scrape the dough out of the bowl. Knead the dough ten times. 
  8. Flatten the dough to about 3/8 inches thick and cut with a 2 inch round biscuit cutter. Gather the scraps together and flatten again to cut more biscuits. You should end up with 7 biscuits.
  9. Brush the tops with melted butter and bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until golden.

14 comments:

  1. They look so good. I agree with you, they are great.

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  2. Yours look a bit puffier than mine... I wonder why? They were yummy though, regardless!

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    1. Hmmmm. Wonder why too. I did use brand new baking powder... maybe that helped a bit.

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  3. I love how easy it was to get this week's recipe done (and the perfect amount!).

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  4. Ahaha! I did the same thing! Right when they came out of the oven, I was like the Cookie Monster, well actually, I was the Biscuit Monster. Munch! Munch! Munch! Your biscuits look awesome!

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  5. This was an incredibly easy recipe! Your biscuits look great, Karen.

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