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Biscuits

Course Appetizer, Food Extra
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8 to 10 biscuits
Author Janssen Bradshaw

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour I sometimes do half wheat flour, but I'll be honest. I like them better with all white flour
  • 1 Tb baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 8 Tb 1 stick cold butter, diced
  • 3/4 cup half-and-half

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Combine dry ingredients in the bowl of an electric mixer with the paddle attachment on. Add the butter and mix on low speed until the butter is the size of peas.

  3. Add the half-and-half and mix just until combined.
  4. Dump the dough out on a lightly-floured surface and pat into a 3/4 inch tall square. Cut out circles with a 2 to 2 1/2 inch biscuit cutter (or glass) and place on a cookie sheet. (The key to good biscuits is not working the dough too much - as light a touch as you can manage is best).

  5. Bake for 20-22 minutes, until the tops are lightly browned. Serve warm.

Recipe Notes

(adapted from Ina Garten)