Easy Baking Powder Biscuits

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Southern folks got a lot of stuff right. Lemonade, fried chicken, biscuits.

easy baking powder biscuits

This is my favorite easy baking powder biscuit recipe. It is quick and easy and makes a divine, flaky biscuit.

The key to making a great biscuit it to work the dough as little as possible. Don’t worry about it looking pretty, worry about leaving it alone.

Start with flour, baking powder, sugar and salt.

Cut in the cold butter either with a pastry cutter or two knives. easy biscuits

It should look like this when you are done.

Easy Biscuits

Add in the milk and stir until it just comes together.

easy biscuits

Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and pat into a round layer about 3/4 to 1″ thick.

easy biscuits

easy biscuits

Cut out biscuit with a biscuit cutter or a large glass. Don’t twist as you press.

easy biscuits

Place on a baking sheet.

easy biscuits

 

To make them really special, paint with a little extra melted butter and sprinkle with a tiny bit of sugar and salt. Don’t go overboard with the salt, or you’ll be sad.

easy biscuits

easy biscuits
Bake until they are fluffy and golden brown.

easy biscuits

 

Easy Baking Powder Biscuits

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 10-12 large biscuits

Easy Baking Powder Biscuits

Ingredients

  • 4 cups flour
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2/3 cups cold butter (10 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons)
  • 2 cups milk
  • Extra pinch of sugar and salt
  • Extra tablespoon or so of melted butter

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425
  2. Combine dry ingredients in a bowl. Cut in cold butter with a pastry blender or two knives until the mixture looks like coarse ground meal.
  3. Add milk and mix with a spoon until is just comes together.
  4. Sprinkle a little flour on your counter and turn out dough. Knead as little as possible until is forms a shaggy mass. Press into a 3/4" layer with your hands or use a rolling pin. Cut out circles either with a biscuit cutter or a large glass. Don't twist as you cut, press straight down.
  5. Try to get as many biscuits out of this layer of dough as you can. The more you have to re-roll it, the funkier and tougher your biscuits will turn out.
  6. Re-roll and repeat until you've used all the dough.
  7. Place the biscuits on a cookie sheet.
  8. Bake for 12-15 minutes, until the tops are golden brown.
  9. Remove from oven. To make them really special paint with additional melted butter and sprinkle with a tiny pinch of sugar and kosher salt.
http://eatthinkbemerry.com/2015/04/easy-baking-powder-biscuits/

Recipe Source: J.P.’s Big Daddy Biscuits

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