This is Elise.
Biscuits. Flakey, delicious and nutritious (one of those adjectives does not belong). Seriously, we're dealing with white flour and butter, it's not nutritious, but they taste like, well white flour and butter, i.e. really good.
OK ladies and gents preheat that oven to 450 degrees.
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup butter (one stick)
- 3/4 cup milk
Mix the dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Make sure the butter is at least room temp if not just straight out of the fridge. I think it's better cold because it stays in little chunks longer which makes the biscuits flakey and crumbly. Take a fork and chunk up that stick into the dry mix like SO:
Break up the rest of the butter into little bits with your hands.
Add the milk bit by bit mixing it in between pours with a large fork. You want the dough to look pretty crumbly like so:
Next roll out the dough onto a floured surface to about 1/2 inch thick. Cut out lil' friends or use the top of a glass to make circles.
Throw them onto a cookie sheet and then stick 'em in the ....oven? NO! Don't jump to conclusions. Stick them in the fridge for like.... 5 minutes. Again, this is to keep them flakey and not too dense. You don't want all that butter to melt into the dough too much before you bake them. THEN put them in the oven.
Bake for no more than 10 minutes. Check and see if they are browning around the edges then pull them out!
Enjoy with MORE BUTTER!!!!!!