Molasses Biscuits

Recipe by Rachel Merrell
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READY IN: 41mins
SERVES: 10
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat the oven to 375F degrees with rack in center.
  • Sift together flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, ginger, cloves, and pepper.
  • Using a pastry blender or two knives, cut in butter until the mixture resembles coarse meal.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together milk and molasses until completely combined.
  • Make a well in the center of the flour mixture, and add the milk-molasses mixture.
  • Using a fork, stir the mixture until it almost comes together.
  • Gently bring the remaining smaller dough particles together with your fingertips.
  • Transfer dough to a very lightly floured surface, and pat into a flattened circle about 6 inches in diameter and 3/4 inch thick.
  • Cut dough into rounds with a 2-inch cookie cutter.
  • Gently press the excess dough together, and cut several more biscuits.
  • Gently press the remaining excess dough together one more time, and cut one more biscuit.
  • Transfer biscuits to a parchment-lined baking sheet; generously brush tops with cream.
  • Bake until golden brown, 24-26 minutes .
  • Place biscuits on a wire rack to cool slightly.
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