Friday, November 19, 2010

Food Processor Biscuits

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I am still in search of a homemade biscuit that I really like. I haven't quite put my finger on what it is about the taste that I feel like I'm missing in a homemade biscuit.  Unfortunately there is not a biscuit recipe or method that has been passed down in the family.  Growing up I remember canned biscuits, Bisquick biscuits, and eating biscuits at restaurants, but never biscuits from scratch.  Hmmmm, what's a girl to do?  Try lots of recipes!  I have learned that I prefer to use regular milk instead of buttermilk.  Blasphemy, I know!  Buttermilk biscuits reign in southern cooking.  How could I possibly not like them?  I don't know I just don't.  They make me really really really thirsty.  Like I need to drink a gallon of water!

After searching and tweaking here is a recipe I made one Sunday morning with some baked bacon that is good enough to share. 

Here's what you'll need
2 cups all purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup cold unsalted butter cut into pieces
3/4 cup cold milk.  (whole or 2% - not skim)

Combine the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt in a food processor.  Pulse to combine.  Add the butter and pulse until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.  Now turn the processor on and add the milk while the motor is running.  Continue processing until the dough forms a ball.  Place the dough on a lightly floured surface and gently knead a few times. 

Roll out to about 1/2 inch and cut with a biscuit cutter or glass.  DO NOT TWIST THE CUTTER OR GLASS.  PRESS STRAIGHT DOWN AND LIFT UP.  No matter what biscuits you are making follow this rule.  If you twist they won't rise properly!  Place evenly spaced upside down on a greased baking.  Why upside down?  It will help them to rise straight up instead of sliding or falling over. 

Bake in a 425 degree preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. 

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  1. They look amazing. I will have to give it a try.
    Thanks for your post, I am visiting your from new friend Friday:-)

  2. when can i come over and eat? i gave you a blog award today!