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Biscuits

Date Added: Sep 25, 2010 American Baking and Pastry
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Prep Time

35 mins

Cook Time

15 mins

Ready In

50 mins

Serving

20

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Description

Watch and learn how to make fluffy and delicious biscuits! Chef James Knowles will show you how to make original Southern style biscuits.


Ingredients

  • 6  Cup(s) Flour
  • 1
  • 1/2  Pound(s) Butter, unsalted
  • 2
  • 1  Cup(s) Shortening, vegetable
  • 3
  • 1  Tea Spoon(s) Salt
  • 4
  • 1/4  Cup(s) Baking Powder
  • 5
  • 1  Tea Spoon(s) Sugar
  • 6
  • 2 1/2  Cup(s) Milk
  • 7

Directions

    1. In a large mixing bowl, mix dry ingredients.
    2. Add butter and shortening and mix with dry ingredients.
    3. Create a well in the middle of your mixed ingredients and add 2 cups of milk.
    4. Begin to fold your ingredients into the milk to create layers, be careful not to overwork the mixture.
    5. Add the other 1/2 cup of milk and continue to fold your ingredients.
    6. Sprinkle a large clean surface with flour and place the biscuit mix on floured surface.
    7. Continue to fold the dough to create layers, press out gently until your dough is square in shape and approximately 1" thick.
    8. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and let rest for 30 minutes in the refrigerator.
    9. Sprinkle your hands and the surface again with flour and begin to press out the dough until it is 1/2" thick, do not roll out your dough.
    10. Measure using 4 fingers from the end of your dough and with the knife press down and come up, do not rotate the knife back and forth.
    11. Turn the dough strips and cut them into squares, using your 4 fingers as a measurement
    12. Place dough squares on an ungreased baking pan.
    13. Brush squares with egg wash (1 egg & 1/2 cup milk mixture).
    14. Bake in a preheated 425F degree oven (convection oven use 375 F degrees) for 15-19 minutes.
    15. When biscuits are done, Brush tops with melted butter.

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