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American biscuits with bowl of stew

American biscuits

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
  • Easy
  • Serves 2

They might be known as biscuits in America, but they taste like a savoury scone and are perfect for scooping up chowder sauce

  • Freezable
Nutrition:
NutrientUnit
kcal584
fat24g
saturates15g
carbs85g
sugars14g
fibre3g
protein12g
salt1.58g
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Ingredients

  • 175g self-raising flour , plus a little for dusting
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • ¼ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 50g cold butter
  • 175ml buttermilk
  • 2 tbsp cream or milk for brushing biscuits

Method

  • STEP 1

    Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Tip the flour, sugar, bicarbonate of soda and a good pinch of salt into a large bowl or food processor. Rub in the butter with your fingers or whizz in a food processor until fine crumbs form. Stir in the buttermilk until you get a moist dough.

  • STEP 2

    Turn out onto a lightly floured surface, then knead once or twice to bring the mixture together. Pat out the dough with your hands until 1cm thick and roughly 20cm by 10cm. Cut in half lengthwise, then cut each half into 6 triangles, dipping your knife in flour before each cut to prevent it from sticking.

  • STEP 3

    Place on a baking sheet, arranging them about 5cm apart. Brush over the tops with milk or cream, then cook in the oven for 10-12 mins until risen and golden brown. Leave to cool a little before serving.

RECIPE TIPS
LEFTOVERS

This makes more bites than you'll need for two people. The leftovers are good toasted for breakfast with butter and jam.

Goes well with

Recipe from Good Food magazine, July 2009

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