Biscuits Recipe

Looking for an easy Biscuits recipe? Learn how to make Biscuits using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by princess25

Makes 12 servings



The correct mixing of the ingredients is crucial in producing an excellent biscuit. Although you can use an electric mixer I prefer to mix the dough by hand using either a pastry blender, two knives or just your fingertips. Mixing by hand helps to prevent over mixing of the dough. To begin, the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder/baking soda, and salt) are whisked together in a large bowl. Next the butter is cut into the flour until it looks like coarse crumbs. It is important that the butter be cold so when it is worked into the flour mixture it becomes small, flour- coated crumbs, not a smooth dough. This method is similar to how a pie dough is made and gives the biscuit a wonderful delicate and flaky texture. The wet ingredients are then added to the flour mixture. Only mix the dough until it comes together. I cannot stress enough that this dough should not be overworked and that a light hand is needed. The test will be in the results. If you end up with a hard and doughy biscuit, you will know to mix the dough less the next time. When the dough is mixed, gather it up in your hands and place on a lightly floured surface. Knead the dough a few times to make it a cohesive mass and then roll to 1/2 inch (1.25 cm) thickness. Use a lightly floured cookie cutter and cut into rounds. Place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and brush with the egg wash. Using an egg wash gives the biscuits a nice appearance and helps with browning. Biscuits need to be baked in a hot oven so the dough sets quickly thereby producing a light biscuit with a golden brown top and bottom with white sides. They are done when they are nicely browned and a toothpick inserted in the center of the scone comes out clean. The texture of the interior should be light and soft, and white in color. Cool on a wire rack. If you want crusty biscuits, cool them uncovered. If a softer crust is desired, then wrap the hot biscuits in a clean dish towel.

Recipe Ingredients for Biscuits

2 1/2 cups (350 grams) all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon (12 grams) baking powder
1/2 teaspoon (2.5 grams) salt
1 tablespoon (14 grams) white sugar
1/2 cup (113 grams) cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
3/4 cup (180 ml) milk
1 large egg, lightly beaten

Recipe Directions for Biscuits

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) and place rack in center of oven. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, sift or whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Cut the butter into the dry ingredients until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs (use pastry blender, two knives, or fingertips). Add the milk and slightly beaten egg and stir until just combined. (The texture should be sticky, moist and lumpy.)

  3. Place mixture on a lightly floured surface and knead the dough gently until it comes together and is a smooth dough.

  4. Roll out dough to 1/2 inch (1.25 cm) thickness. Cut out biscuits with a lightly floured round cookie cutter. Place on prepared baking sheet and brush the tops with the beaten egg and milk mixture and bake for about 10 - 15 minutes or until the tops are golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center of the biscuit comes out clean. Remove from oven and place on a wire rack. Serve warm with butter.

Categories

Breads

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 57.5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
182
Calories from Fat
77
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
8.6g
13%
Saturated Fat
4.1g
20%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
39mg
13%
Sodium
166mg
7%
Potassium
183mg
5%
Total Carbohydrates
22.2g
7%
Dietary Fiber
0.7g
3%
Sugars
1.9g
Protein
3.7g
Vitamin A 6% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 8% Iron 8%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B-
    Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
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