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Southern Biscuits

By Jon Holston (GoodFood Community)
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  • Easy
  • Makes 10
Homemade American-style southern biscuits
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Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose (plain) flour
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 3/4 cup COLD butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup whole milk

Method

  • STEP 1
    Preheat oven to 230 Degrees C
  • STEP 2
    COLD butter: cut butter into small, pea-sized pieces and put back in fridge or freezer until needed in the dough
  • STEP 3
    Combine all dry ingredients in large bowl
  • STEP 4
    Put COLD butter into mixture
  • STEP 5
    Add milk and egg and mix JUST until ingredients are combined - DON'T KEEP WORKING IT. The dough will be sticky.
  • STEP 6
    Generously flour surface and top of dough (so your fingers won't stick) and knead 10-15 times. Add a bit more flour if super sticky
  • STEP 7
    Pat / roll dough until 3/4 to 1 inch thick and cut with biscuit cutter / glass. (approx 9-12 biscuits)
  • STEP 8
    Place biscuits on lightly greased / buttered baking sheet (with / without parchment) and bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown
  • STEP 9
    Brush tops with melted butter
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