Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The Best Biscuits

Here is a recipe for delicious biscuits using cream in place of butter. I told a dear friend of mine I would put the recipe on my blog, so here it is :

Cream Biscuits
(Bake the biscuits immediately after cutting them; letting them stand for any lenght of time can decrease the leavening power and prevent the biscuits from rising in the oven.)

Heat oven to 425

Mix together:
4 cups flour
4 tsp sugar
4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt

Stir in 3 cups of heavy cream, one cup at a time. Mix well, but not over mixing. Turn dough onto a flour surface. Knead about 30 seconds until smooth. Pat dough onto a floured surface, about 1/2 in. thick. Cut biscuits into desired tray. Place on a baking tray (I use a cookie sheet). Dust tops with flour, and bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.

1. Herb biscuits: Whisk 2 Tbs herbs into the dry ingredients.
2. Cheese biscuits: Add one cup of shredded cheddar cheese to the dry ingredients, just before you add the cream.