he asked for butter, and a biscuit

I joke about not being domesticated. In a traditional sense, I am not. In any way. BUT, I do have seasons where I fall in love with baking. This is one of them. So this morning Josiah asked for biscuits and who am I to say no to an amazing idea like that?!

So here is my favorite biscuit recipe.

What you’ll need

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 scant tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons cold, unsalted butter
  • 1 cup whole milk

Here’s what you do:

  1. Preheat oven to 425. Mix baking powder, sugar and salt into a large mixing bowl. Cut butter into pats and add to flour, cut butter into flour in the mixing bowl using a fork or a pastry cutter until the mixture resembles rough crumbs. Add milk and stir with a fork until it forms a rough ball.
  2. Turn the dough out onto a well-floured surface and pat it down into a rough rectangle, about an inch thick. Fold it over and gently pat it down again. Repeat. Cover the dough loosely and allow it to rest for 30 minutes.
  3. Gently pat out the dough some more, so that the rectangle is roughly 10 inches by 6 inches. Cut dough into squares.
  4. Place biscuits on a cookie sheet and bake until golden brown, approximately 10 to 15 minutes.

 

As you can see, these aren’t perfectly sized or made. That’s just the way I like them. You could use a biscuit cutter to keep them all even if you like straight lines 🙂

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