Prep 8 mins
Cook 10 mins
The trick to a fluffy light biscuit is to grate the frozen butter instead of cutting it in with a pastry knife, this method will produce a wonderful fluffy biscuit, that just melts in your mouth. Plan ahead the biscuit dough needs to sit in the fridge for the suggested time before baking, also the recipe does not call for any sugar, although I have never added any sugar, I imagine that sugar may be added if you prefer a sweeter biscuit. Make certain that your butter is completely frozen and is cut in one long piece for easier grating.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 tablespoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 cup frozen butter (make certain that butter is completely frozen)
- 1 cup low-fat yogurt
- 1⁄4 cup heavy whipping cream (unwhipped)
- Set the oven to 425 defrees.
- Prepare a non-stick baking sheet.
- In a large bowl, whisk together all the dry ingredients.
- Grate the frozen butter into the flour mixture; add in the yogurt.
- Mix the dough with a wooden spoon (be careful not to over-work the dough) dough should be slightly sticky.
- Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface.
- Spread out the dough with hands to 1-1/2-inch thickness on the board.
- Cut out 2-inch rounds, and place on a unlined non-stick baking sheet/tray.
- Refrigerate for 30-40 minutes (this is an important step, the dough MUST be refrigerated for the suggested time).
- Remove from the fridge; brush the tops with the whipping cream.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown.
- Best served warm from the oven.
We too loved the color and they were amazingly light and fluffy, however, we thought they were very bland. I perked the taste up a bit by spreading jellied cranberry sauce and adding turkey making a yummy sandwich.
So easy and absolutely excellent. I halved the recipe--we had 6 gorgeous biscuits. Quite amazingly light and fluffy and beautifully browned, even tho I did leave out the cream on the top. Thanks, Kitten!