Cooking On A Budget: Buttery Biscuits

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Buttery Biscuits


We are having a Roast Beef dinner this evening, so I thought some home made biscuits would be a good accompaniment to the dinner. As I do not claim to be a baker at heart I needed to search out biscuit recipes and pick one based on what I had available for ingredients.
Buttery biscuits are easy to put together and all the ingredients are probably available in your pantry of items. They have a salty taste with a slightly crunchy exterior to a soft interior. Less expensive to make than picking up a can of biscuits at a mere $1.80 to make. They also would be great for breakfast and you can slather them with some of your favorite jam or jelly.

Slightly adapted from Paula Deen Recipes. Made 9 biscuits.

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour + extra for rolling the biscuits
  • 1 tbsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 stick butter - cold
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg - lightly beaten
  1. In a food processor pulse together the flour, baking powder and salt.
  2. Cut the butter into small chunks and add to the flour. Pulse until it forms a crumbled mixture like you would for pie dough.
  3. Slowly pour in the milk and pulse until it forms a dough.
  4. Remove from the processor and on a floured surface roll the dough out to 3/4 inch thickness. Using a 2 1/2 inch cutter cut out the biscuits.
  5. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Brush the tops with the egg wash.
  6. Bake at 450° until golden brown, about 12-14 minutes.

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