A few Christmas’ ago, B got me a biscuit cutter. (I wanted it – it wasn’t one of those subtle hint things like make me biscuits, woman). But I had yet to make them – usually because the recipes called for crazy ingredients that I just didn’t have on hand and was way too lazy to go and buy, or remember to buy when I was at the grocery store. SO, then I found one that required only six things, and lo and behold, all easy things that I already had at the house. Double boo yah.
WHAT YOU NEED
2 cups all-purpose flour (plus extra for working with dough)
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
6 tbsp cold unsalted butter, cubed
3/4 cup milk
WHAT YOU DO
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.
In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt – whisk to combine.
Put the cubed butter into the flour mixture – using a pastry cutter or fork, cut in the butter until the dough is crumbly.
Add the milk and stir. Lightly knead the mixture with hands until dough forms.
Move dough to a lightly floured surface, and flatten so it’s about an 1″ thick. Use biscuit cutter to cut out biscuits. Rework dough as necessary to get the most biscuits. (should make about a dozen)
Bake for about 15-18 minutes until golden brown. Serve warm with butter, honey or your favorite jelly.