Last Updated on May 18, 2017
A biscuit in the United States and parts of Canada, and widely used in popular American English, is a small bread with a firm browned crust and a soft interior. They are made with baking powder or baking soda as a chemical leavening agent rather than yeast although they can also be made using yeast (and are then called angel biscuits) or a sourdough starter.
They are traditionally served as a side dish with a meal. As a breakfast item they are often eaten with butter and a sweet condiment such as molasses, light sugarcane syrup, maple syrup, sorghum syrup, honey, or fruit jam or jelly. With other meals they are usually eaten with butter or gravy instead of sweet condiments. However, biscuits and gravy (biscuits covered in country gravy) or biscuits with sausage are usually served for breakfast, sometimes as the main course. A biscuit may also be used to make a breakfast sandwich by slicing it in half and placing eggs and/or breakfast meat in the middle.
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I wanted to try this for a long time and finally made it few days back, so i can add it to my thanksgiving collections..These biscuits turned out to be super flaky, buttery and tasted amazing. The exterior is crunchy and the interior is so soft and yummy.
Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you,
Preparation Time : 10 mins
Baking Time : 15 mins
Makes: 8 to 10 biscuits
Recipe Source: Chef John
All Purpose Flour / Maida - 1 cup
Baking Powder - 1 tsp
Salt - ½ tsp
Baking Soda - ⅛ tsp
Unsalted Butter - 4 tblspn (cold and cut in cubes)
Cold Buttermilk - ⅓ cup
Milk or buttermilk for brushing
Preheat oven to 220 degree C. Line a baking pan with parchment paper and set aside.
Now take flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder in a bowl and mix well.
Add in cubed cold butter and use a fork to rub it well into the flour.
Now put this bowl in fridge for another 15 mins so the flour gets cold.
Add in the cold buttermilk and use a fork to bring it to together, it will look a bit crumbly but not to worry.
Now transfer this to a working surface, and pat it gently and fold in thirds now fold again and in third and fold again in third. Now the dough must have come together.
Now roll it using a rolling pin and cut into rounds.
Arrange it in a baking tray and brush the top with milk or buttermilk.
Bake for 15 mins.
Serve hot or warm.
|Take flour in a bowl|
|add baking soda and baking powder|
|add cubed cold butter|
|fork it and rub it into the flour|
|now it is all combined|
|put the bowl in freezer for 15 mins|
|now take it out|
|add some cold buttermilk|
|use a fork to bring it together|
|transfer it to a working surface, the dough will look a bit crumbly|
|flatten it out|
|fold it like this|
|now fold like this|
|flatten it again|
|fold like this|
|fold it one more time|
|now fold again|
|now it is done|
|roll it out|
|you can see small bits butter still here and there|
|cut using a round cutter|
|now remove the excess|
|arrange it in a baking pan|
|brush top with milk or buttermilk|
|time to bake|
|look how flaky it looks|