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:
- 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.
- 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.
- Gently pat out the dough some more, so that the rectangle is roughly 10 inches by 6 inches. Cut dough into squares.
- 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 🙂