Everyone loves a good biscuit, but what makes them even better is the fact that you can make them from scratch. The best part of a homemade biscuit is how versatile they are. You can eat these beauties with butter and jam or use it as sandwich bread! If you love to bake this will be your new go-to recipe for biscuits because it’s easy, quick and delicious!
The first step in making these delicious biscuits is preheating your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. In a large bowl mix together 3 cups all purpose flour, 1 tablespoon baking powder, 1 teaspoon salt, 2 tablespoons white sugar and 5 tablespoons cold unsalted butter until well combined. To this mixture add 1 cup heavy cream and mix until just incorporated
prep: 25 mins cook: 15 mins total: 40 mins Servings: 24 Yield: 2 dozen
1 ½ tablespoons white sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
2 cups all-purpose flour
¼ cup lard, chilled and cut into small pieces
? cup light cream
¼ teaspoon baking powder
2 tablespoons cold water (Optional)
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
Sift flour, salt, baking powder, and sugar together. Use a fork to “cut” the lard into the flour until it looks like coarse meal. Using a standing mixer, or a wooden spoon, mix the dough as you slowly add the cream. Mix well to form the dough into a ball, adding water if needed.
Place the dough onto a tabletop, and knead slightly. With a mallet or a one-piece rolling pin, beat the dough a few times to form it into a rough rectangle. Fold the dough over, and then beat it out again. Repeat this process until the dough becomes white and blisters form on the surface, about 15 minutes.
Roll out the dough to about 1/4 inch thick. Cut into 2 inch rounds, and prick the top a few times with the tines of a fork. Place on greased baking sheets.
Bake for 15 minutes, or until golden.
Per Serving: 67 calories; protein 1.2g; carbohydrates 8.9g; fat 2.9g; cholesterol 4.2mg; sodium 30.9mg.