Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Be ready feel gluttony after you eat a few of these suckers. They are so buttery and flaky and Delicious. The process is very much like making croissants which I will make a post on those later but it's a biscuit texture for these. There really good right out of the oven with some strawberry jam spread on. You could also when folding the dough add cinnamon sugar if you want it to be sweeter and then sprinkle more on the individual biscuits at the end. Also if you notice the casserole pan with the red and white stuff in it in the upper picture that would be my Chicken Parmesan.
3 tablespoons sugar
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
1 teaspoon coarse salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, cold, cut into small pieces
1 1/2 cups buttermilk or Buttermilk Substitute
Preheat oven to 500 degrees. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Add butter; using a pastry blender, cut butter into flour mixture until it is the size of peas. Add buttermilk; mix with a spoon just until it forms a sticky dough.
Transfer to a lightly floured work surface, and bring dough together.
Roll dough into an 8-by-11-by-3/4-inch rectangle. Use a bench scraper or a spatula to lift the ends, folding the rectangle like a letter into thirds towards the center. fold second flap over. Give dough a quarter turn, and repeat the rolling and folding.
Roll to a 1/2-inch-thick rectangle, and folding method as in step 2 (when rolling out the second time, do not fold). Cut out with a 2 1/4-inch round biscuit or cookie cutter, and transfer to a baking sheet.
place in oven for 4 minutes. Reduce heat to 375 degrees; continue baking until biscuits begin to brown all over, 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from oven; cool on a wire rack. Serve warm.
Enjoy and put on stretchy pants after or before you eat these. trust me. I'm leaving for Disneyland tomorrow so I will be documenting any food adventures I have and I hear our hotel room has a kitchen hmmm no.. it's a vacation no baking.
Like I said earlier these can be made with cinnamon sugar, I just made some and look how delicious they are.