I have mentioned previously more than a few times that I consider myself biscuit challenged. They are usually dry, heavy, hard and really pretty bad. I follow directions, but they just never seem to turn out light and fluffy you know like the biscuits that you get in the can, the refrigerated ones from the store. I thought that maybe I was holding myself and the recipes up to too high of a standard but felt that there had to be a recipe out there that produced a biscuit that met my expectations. I went out on a limb this morning, I am an Air BNB host and had a lovely couple from Belgium staying with me, I offer breakfast on the first morning in Brooklyn and decided to try making this recipe for them (if they didn’t turn out I had English Muffins as a back up, had to have a safety net).
I am happy to report that the biscuits are fantastic. It is someones Southern Great Grandmothers recipe and is on Food.com by cook P4, I followed the recipe to the letter and the results are amazing. Light, fluffy and delicious. I used full fat buttermilk and good Irish butter. They come together quickly, are easy to make and the results are wonderful. Click on Food.com for the recipe. I think one of my problems with biscuits or scones is that I have a heavy hand, probably from years of kneading bread. I barely handled this dough, I folded it as instructed exactly 5 times no more and gently patted the dough, I was gentle with the biscuit cutter, not turning it but a straight down cutting.
Look at the rise on that biscuit, I was really so pleased. I placed them close together on the baking sheet so that they touched each other giving a higher rise and soft sides. I served them for breakfast this morning with omelette and bacon, good salted butter and homemade strawberry jam.
I couldn’t wait to share this recipe with you all, if anyone is searching for a good/great recipe for biscuits, try this and let me know how you like it. I only had one biscuit left which explains the lack of photo’s but I feel it’s really is a thing of beauty and this biscuit deserved it’s close up.