Touch of Grace Biscuits

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Steve_G

A very moist, but light biscuit that utilizes a very unusual technique. From CookWise by Shirley O. Corriher

Top Review by under12parsecs

These biscuits really do have the most amazing flavor and texture. They are definitely a departure from your normal buttermilk biscuit, but in a delightful way. I did however find that my mixture was too liquidy to even drop into the flour, so I committed the cardinal sin of adding additional flour until I had a consistency I could work with. I should have paid closer attention to the "more or less" comment on the buttermilk amount and started with somewhat less than 1 cup.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F and grease a 9 inch cake pan.
  2. Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar in a medium mixing bowl to combine.
  3. Rub with fingers or cut with a pasty cutter shortening into the flour mixture until there are no lumps larger than a pea Stir in the cream and buttermilk and let stand for 2-3 minutes.
  4. The mixture should be very wet and look like cottage cheese.
  5. Pour the cup of all purpose flour into a large plate or pie tin, flour your hands.
  6. With a greased 2 inch cookie scoup or a large spoon scoup a lump of batter into the flour and sprinkle more flour over the top.
  7. Pick up the lump and roughly shape it into a ball.
  8. Shake off the excess flour, the dough will not hold it shape.
  9. As you shape each biscuit, place it in the pan.
  10. Push the biscuits tightly against each other so they will rise up and not spread out.
  11. Continue shaping biscuits in this manner until dough is used up.
  12. Bake just above the center of the oven until lightly browned, 15 to 20 minutes.
  13. Remove from oven and brush with melted butter.
  14. Cool for 2 minutes in the pan then dump out and cut.
  15. Serve immediately.

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