Flaky Biscuits

Recipe by Steve_G
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READY IN: 30mins
SERVES: 7-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Place a rack in the center of your oven, Pre heat oven to 450 degrees F.
  • Mix first dry ingredients in a large bowl or in the food processor fitted with steel blade.
  • Add cold butter and shortening; with your fingertips or a pastry blender (or in the food processor), mix or process butter and shortening into dry ingredients, until the mixture resembles dry oatmeal.
  • If using a food processor, transfer mixture to a large bowl.
  • Stir in milk with a rubber spatula or fork until dry ingredients are just moistened.
  • Let dough rest for 1 minute, then dump it on a floured work surface.
  • Gently Roll the dough into a rough 6-by-10-inch rectangle 1/2-inch thick.
  • With a knife cut rectangle three times across and five times down to form 15, 2"x2" rectangular biscuits.
  • Place dough 1 1/2 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet; brush dough tops with melted butter or milk.
  • Bake until biscuits are lightly browned, 10 to 12 minutes.
  • Serve immediately.
  • Cool left overs, wrap with plastic wrap and freeze as soon as possible.
  • NOTE.
  • There's two things to remember when making biscuits.
  • -Keepthings cold so the butter does not melt.
  • The process of cutting the butter into the flour actually coats the flour with a light layer of grease to prevent it from absorbing liquid and creating gluten-- which will make the product tough and more bread like.
  • If the butter starts to get soft while working it into the flour then refrigerate the batch for 20 mins before going on.
  • -Workfast and gently.
  • Only mix as much as necessary to do the job.
  • Over working dough develops gluten.
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