It was hot! And yet, one weekend in June, I had a humongous craving for homemade biscuits.
I don’t really like biscuits.
But, when they’re good, of course I’ll eat them.
I tried to disregard the desire, as turning on the oven was not a good idea. But, what was I going to do?
I didn’t feel like leaving out, to go to the store, to buy some biscuits. And I really had no plans inside, besides lounging & watching TV. Plus, it was brunch time!
So, I closed the windows, turned on the A/C, and got to it.
Here is the Recipe: (adapted from food.com by Hag Chef)
2 cups all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup butter, cold
3/4 cup milk, cold
• Preheat oven to 425 degrees
• Sift first 4 ingredients together in a bowl
• Cut in butter with a pastry blender or use a food processor with dough cutter
• Add milk
• Stir until it forms a ball
• Add a bit more milk if necessary to make a soft dough
• Roll or pat the dough until it’s about 1-inch thick
• Cut into circles with a biscuit cutter or a floured glass
• Arrange on a greased baking sheet
• Bake until risen & nicely browned (about 10 – 12 minutes)
• Brush the tops with a little melted butter & drizzle on some honey. Or, serve with fruit preserves.
A little more crumbly than I’d expected, but I’m sure it was something I did, and not the recipe.
The key is to keep everything cold.
Trying to take pictures while making biscuits (washing hands between handling the camera & handling the dough) just isn’t conducive to this.
Handling quick-bread & pastry dough also requires a real finesse, that I don’t yet possess.
Do you make homemade biscuits when it’s hot outside?