This week is all about the New York Times Cookbook I guess because here I am with another recipe from it. I had been eyeing up this recipe because I freaking love a biscuit for breakfast. Top it with eggs, jam, ham, and bacon, the list is extensive. This recipe is incredibly easy and I feel that they are 2 key things with making biscuits, don’t overwork the dough, and don’t roll it out too thin. I rolled my dough out a little too thin, but you still get the flakes if you accidentally do too.
- 2 Cups Sifted All-Purpose Flour
- 1 TSP Salt
- 1/2 TSP Baking Soda
- 1 TSP Baking Powder
- 4 TBSP Vegetable Shortening [I used unsalted butter]
- 3/4 Cup Buttermilk, more if needed. [if you don’t have buttermilk you can do 1 Cup Milk + 1 TBSP White Vinegar]
Let’s Get Bakin’
Heat the oven to 500F
Sift the dry ingredients together into a large bowl. Cut the butter into the dough with 2 knives until the mixture resembles coarse cornmeal.
Add enough buttermilk to produce a soft dough, stir until the mixture forms a ball.
Knead lightly in the bowl until the dough holds together, for about 30 seconds.
Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and roll to about 1/4 inch thick.
Cut out biscuits with a small biscuit cutter, any round cookie cutter will do.
Bake for 12 minutes.
Serve with whatever toppings you like. I love them with honey right out of the oven.
Made with Love,