Sunday, October 16, 2011

Flaky Biscuits

Recipe by Canadian Living

This is the most amazing biscuit recipe.  Apparently I have no self control when eating warm flaky biscuits smothered in butter.  I won't even admit how many I can eat at one time.  That's all to say...these perfectly fluffy, perfectly flaky, melt in your mouth biscuits are dangerously good.

What you'll need
2 cups All-purpose flour
1 tbsp Baking powder
2 tsp Granulated sugar
1/4 tsp Salt
1/4 cup each cold Butter and Shortening, cubed
2/3 cup Milk

How to
1.  In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, sugar and salt.  Using fingertips, or pastry blender, cut in butter and shortening until in coarse crumbs with a few larger pieces.  Make a well in centre; pour in milk all at once.  Stir with fork just until dough clings together.

2.  Turn out onto lightly floured surface; knead lightly 10-12 times. Pat out into scant 2 cm thickness.  Using a 6 cm round cutter, cut out biscuits, dipping cutter in flour between cuts.  Repeat with scraps once.

3.  Bake on parchment paper-lined baking sheet in 450°F oven until golden and flaky, about 10-12 minutes.  Serve warm.  

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