Monday, December 1, 2008
Nice N' Easy Biscuits
Today I was making chile, and of course I needed something to dunk in there. Now, what goes good in chile? bread. What goes great in chile? Biscuits! So I just googled my way to a simple biscuit recipe, and was very pleased with the results. They were super easy and took practically no time to make. So you if you have time to make chile, then you got time to make these - yum!
Thank you Joy of Baking Website!
2 1/2 cups (350 grams) all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon (12 grams) baking powder
1/2 teaspoon (2.5 grams) salt
1 tablespoon (14 grams) granulated white sugar
1/2 cup (113 grams) cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
3/4 cup (180 ml) milk
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 large egg, lightly beaten with 1 tablespoon milk
to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) and place rack in center of oven. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large mixing bowl, sift or whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Cut the butter into the dry ingredients until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs (use pastry blender, two knives, or fingertips). Add the milk and slightly beaten egg and stir until just combined. (The texture should be sticky, moist and lumpy.)
Place mixture on a lightly floured surface and knead the dough gently until it comes together and is a smooth dough.
Roll out dough to 1/2 inch (1.25 cm) thickness. Cut out biscuits with a lightly floured round cookie cutter. Place on prepared baking sheet and brush the tops with the beaten egg and milk mixture and bake for about 10 - 15 minutes or until the tops are golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center of the biscuit comes out clean. Remove from oven and place on a wire rack. Serve warm with butter.
Makes about 12 3-inch (7.5 cm) biscuits.