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    Cream Biscuits

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    30 mins

    15 mins

    15 mins

    Galley Wench's Note:

    This recipe is incredibly easy (and so tasty) to make because you don't have to cut in the fat -- it's already there in the cream. Recipe from The Gourmet Cookbook. Unlike traditional biscuits, cream biscuits benefit from relatively rough treatment. so don't be afraid to knead for 30 seconds. NOTE: Be sure to use heavy cream, otherwise you'll be disappointed!

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Put a rack in middle of oven and preheat to 425 degrees.
    2. 2
      Lightly grease baking sheet.
    3. 3
      Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt into bowl. Add cream and stir just until a dough forms.
    4. 4
      Gather dough into a ball, turn out onto a lightly floured surface, and gently knead 6 times, approximately 30 seconds.
    5. 5
      Pat dough into a 10 inch round (1/2 inch thick).
    6. 6
      Cut out as many rounds as possible with lightly floured cutter, dipping it in flour before each cut, and invert rounds onto greased baking sheet, spacing them about 1 1/2 inches apart.
    7. 7
      Gather scrapes, pat out dough, and cut out more rounds in same manner.
    8. 8
      OR.
    9. 9
      If you prefer, gently press the dough into an 8-inch cake pan, then turn the dough out on the counter and using a knife or dough scraper (bench knife), cut the dough into 8 wedges.
    10. 10
      Brush tops of rounds with cream.
    11. 11
      Bake until pale golden, 12 to 15 minutes.
    12. 12
      Tranfer biscuits to a rack to cool and serve warm or at room temperature.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 06, 2013

      55

      Whoa GW; Another winning recipe. When we got up this morning DH said "I'd really like some biscuits" well, I didn't feel like a major project just then so went searching for something easy. This sounded almost "too" easy but decided to give it a try. Only thing I did differant was cut it in half for the 2 of us but now wish I didn't as would love some left overs for tomorrow. Soooo good, easy, and rose nice and high. They were nice and fluffy, with a great taste. This WILL be made often.

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    • on November 16, 2014

      I just made these biscuits for dinner tonight with sausage gravy. I was a bit skeptical about a biscuit recipe with no butter or shortening but they came out perfect....and soooooo easy!

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    • on January 14, 2013

      45

      These biscuits were lovely! I wanted to make a simple biscuit to go along with some minestrone soup for dinner and these fit the bill. I had some leftover cream and thought I'd try something new...very easy to put these together and the result is flaky, tender, perfection. they were in the oven in less than 10 minutes.

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    Nutritional Facts for Cream Biscuits

    Serving Size: 1 (47 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 161.9
     
    Calories from Fat 84
    52%
    Total Fat 9.3 g
    14%
    Saturated Fat 5.7 g
    28%
    Cholesterol 33.9 mg
    11%
    Sodium 197.5 mg
    8%
    Total Carbohydrate 16.8 g
    5%
    Dietary Fiber 0.5 g
    2%
    Sugars 0.0 g
    0%
    Protein 2.6 g
    5%

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