My baking experiment #32 – drop biscuits

This morning my fiance (yes, i’m engaged!) and i felt like having some southern-style biscuits & sausage gravy for Sunday brunch. So we split up the task: I made the biscuits and he made the gravy.

http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2014/06/quick-easy-drop-biscuits-recipe.html

Ingredients

  • 1 stick cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt.
  3. Toss butter into the dry ingredients until coated with flour. Working quickly and using your fingers or a pastry blender, rub or cut butter into flour until it resembles coarse meal.
  4. Add milk and stir with a spatula until it just comes together into a slightly sticky, shaggy dough.
  5. Using a 1/4-cup measuring scoop, mound balls of dough onto the prepared baking sheet. (I managed 8 balls.)
  6. Bake biscuits until golden brown, about 15 to 20 minutes. Let cool slightly, then transfer to wire rack. Serve warm with sausage gravy.

The biscuits were amazing: crispy on the outside, soft & buttery on the inside. They were great on their own even without the gravy. With the gravy, absolute perfection. These biscuits definitely satisfied the Texan in me!

the ingredients
the ingredients
the dough
the dough
fresh from the oven
fresh from the oven
buttery & flaky biscuit
buttery & flaky biscuit
perfect with sausage gravy
perfect with sausage gravy
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