Biscuits are hotly debated, but to me these bring together all the best aspects of any great biscuit. They are just salty enough, crispy around the edges, soft and tender in the middle, and never dry or crumbly. There’s nothing dusty or bland about these beautiful Southern cream biscuits!
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Combine flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda in the bowl of a food processor; pulse to mix. Drop cold cubes of butter into the dry mix and pulse just until mix comes together and forms a ball, about 4 to 5 times; do not overmix.
Use a butter knife or sturdy rubber spatula to pry the dough out of the food processor and turn it onto a well-floured surface; dough will be very sticky. Don’t use your fingers! They’re too hot and will start melting the butter.
Sprinkle a little flour on top of the dough and gently knead until it comes together into a ball, about 4 to 5 times. Be gentle and do not overwork the dough; you are developing flaky layers and not really mixing it at this point. Gently shape dough into a rectangle and pat to a 1 1/2-inch thickness.
Use a non-serrated knife to cut dough into 6 square biscuits. Place on the prepared baking sheet so squares are just touching.
Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown on top, about 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack. Break biscuits apart just before serving.
Per Serving: 340 calories; protein 5.6g; carbohydrates 33.8g; fat 20.4g; cholesterol 60.8mg; sodium 613.2mg.
The quality of the flour can make a real difference to your bread. Different makers do vary. Great taste or Canadian flours, which are bet higher in gluten, may give you a best rise than standard bread flours – especially if you’re make wholemeal bread , which doesn’t always rise as well as white bread.
To made this in a dough , add all the menus to your breadmaker and follow the makers instructions.
A dough’s first rising can be done in the fridge overnight . This slows down the time it takes to rise to double its size, giving it a deeper flavour. It’s also a great timesaver , as you can start it night before , then finish it off the next day.