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    Boarding House Biscuits

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    28 mins

    10 mins

    18 mins

    Sharlene~W's Note:

    This a a great biscuit recipe from Art Smith (O Magazine, Oprah fame).

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    Ingredients:

    Serves: 18

    Yield:

    biscuits

    Units: US | Metric

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Position rack in center of oven and preheat to 400°F.
    2. 2
      Whisk dry ingredients in a medium-size bowl.
    3. 3
      Using pastry blender, cut in the butter until mixture is crumbly with a few pea-size pieces of butter.
    4. 4
      Stir in enough of the buttermilk to make a soft, sticky dough.
    5. 5
      Turn out onto a lightly flourd surface.
    6. 6
      Quick knead dough just until it comes together being careful not to overknead.
    7. 7
      Roll out dough until it is 1/2-inch thick.
    8. 8
      Using a 2 1/2-inch biscuit cutter, cut out biscuits and place 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheet.
    9. 9
      Bake until golden brown, about 18 minutes.
    10. 10
      Variations: Biscuits with Cheddar, Chives and Pepper--after you have cut butter into mixture, add 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese, 2 tablespoons finely chopped chives and 1/2 teaspoon coarsly cracked black pepper.
    11. 11
      Mix gently, then stir in the buttermilk.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 16, 2002

      55

      Nummmmy Biscuits Sharlene!! I used all allpurpose flour, didn't have any cake flour, and had no unsulted butter, so left the salt out. Wonderful flaky inside, crisp outside biscuits!! A perfect match with our stew tonight, thanks for sharing! This one is in my hard copy.

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    • on January 12, 2011

      55

      Very good and easy recipe!! I only changed a couple of things....I used all purpose flour (I don't keep cake flour) and instead of buttermilk I used a mixture of whole milk and heavy whipping cream to equal about 3/4 cup. I also put my pan in the oven with about 3 or so tablespoons of butter flavor crisco while I was cutting out the biscuits. Then I dipped each biscuit in the extra crisco and just put them sides touching on the pan to bake. I got 13 biscuits (I just used a glass cup to cut them) and baked for about 18 minutes! Very easy and great flavor....even when heated up the next morning for biscuit toast! Thank you!!

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    Nutritional Facts for Boarding House Biscuits

    Serving Size: 1 (28 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 18

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 79.8
     
    Calories from Fat 25
    31%
    Total Fat 2.7 g
    4%
    Saturated Fat 1.7 g
    8%
    Cholesterol 7.1 mg
    2%
    Sodium 215.8 mg
    8%
    Total Carbohydrate 11.8 g
    3%
    Dietary Fiber 0.3 g
    1%
    Sugars 0.5 g
    2%
    Protein 1.7 g
    3%

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