Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins
Cream replaces the shortening in these tender biscuits, making them so quick and easy to make. You can freeze these biscuits and bake them later. The original recipe came from Food TV Network; however, I have greatly modified the method of rolling these biscuits, which makes them more tender.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder (double acting)
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1⁄4 cups heavy cream
- 2 tablespoons buttermilk (for brushing top of biscuits)
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- In a bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, sugar and salt.
- Form well in center and add cream.
- Stir just until dough forms a soft ball.
- Place dough on a heavily floured surface (about 3/-1 cup flour).
- Sprinkle a little flour on top of the dough.
- Press dough on top and sides just enough to adhere dough and flatten to about 1-inch thick.
- With floured rolling pin, roll dough just 1 or 2 rolls to flatten the top, leaving dough about 1/2 to 3/4 inches thick (your preference).
- Roll as little as possible, as working dough makes it less tender.
- With 2 or 2 1/2-inch round biscuit cutter dipped in flour, cut biscuits and place biscuits, almost touching, on an ungreased baking sheet.
- After cutting biscuits, gather scraps and re-roll dough, cutting more biscuits in the same manner.
- Brush the tops of biscuits with buttermilk and bake for 15 minutes or until they are pale golden brown.
- MAKE AHEAD: Freeze biscuits, not touching, on baking sheet.
- Freeze until solid.
- Remove biscuits and place in freezer, resealable plastic bag, To bake, place frozen biscuits on ungreased baking sheet, bake at 400 degrees until golden brown, 20-30 minutes (this is a guess).
- SUBSTITUTIONS: If you want to use self-rising flour, omit the salt and use only 2 teaspoons.
- baking powder.
- NOTE: These can be cut into smaller biscuits and baked a little less.
- Use for baby ham biscuit or appetizers or a brunch.
This is an easy recipe to make. My six year old daughter and I baked these as something to do over Spring Break. I measured and she added the ingredients. She rolled them out herself and cut them with a cookie cutter. She also painted on the buttermilk before baking. She was so excited about her hard work that she insisted that we bake them all in one day (I was hoping to put some away in the freezer for another day-oh well) That day we brought some over to a friend of hers to sample. She was so proud! Now that she is back at school, I will have to make some myself and put them in the freezer for a quick addition to a meal. Thanks for this recipe!
Great basic biscuit that can go with all sorts of different breakfasts! I didn't have buttermilk, so I used regular milk and they turned out great.
Wow! I have been looking for some time for a biscuit recipe that does not use shortening (or lard), and this one tastes better than all the rest! I used whipping cream by mistake and forgot to brush with buttermilk, but they still came out great. You didn't say how hot to put the oven, so I tried 400 and the bottoms burnt a little. Maybe 375? Thanks for giving me a great recipe to impress dh and accompany his super sausage gravy! ...a few weeks later...It was great to pull these out of the freezer and bake only what I needed. They were so delicious, and rose beautifully. I did use a 400 oven for the frozen ones, and it was about right.