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MY COLD WEATHER BISCUITS

January 16, 2017

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This is my second batch.  My first batch was for the winter storm that did not materialized this weekend and the second batch I needed pictures for my post.  Well the second batch was made with the Ninja food processor and WOW!!!!!!!! What a great result this was.  The dough was prefect according to me and the work was less.   Everything mixed better using the Ninja compared to my wooden spoon and large bowl method earlier.  Not to mention, cleanup was a dream.

 

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  • 2 cups of flour (A/P)
  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 6 tablespoon of very cold butter (unsalted)
  • 2/3 cup of ice cold water

 

Cut your butter into small pieces and return to the fridge until ready to use. Mix/sift all the dry ingredients together.  Cut the cold butter into the dry ingredients until the mixture looks like crumbs or becomes grainy. Add in the cold water using a wooden spoon mix well but do not over mix.

 

 

Turn the mixture on a floured surface and knead for 30-60 seconds.  Roll out the dough about ½ inch thick.  I shaped my dough into a rectangle and cut the dough into square like shapes.  (You can use any shape you wish.  Most people like their biscuits rounded.  The square/rectangle shapes are good for desserts and buffet sandwiches.)   Once this process is done place the biscuits in the fridge to cool down before baking.

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Preheat your oven to 450-degree.  Line your baking sheet with parchment paper and the oven is ready place your biscuits in oven on the middle rack and baked for 12-15 minutes.

 

Here are a few tips: I measure a cup of cold water from the fridge and placed ice cubes in the cup while I am preparing the other ingredients.  When I made my second batch I first cubed the butter and because of my handling of the butter I placed it in the freezer until I measured out the flour, baking powder and salt.  Another trick for flake and tasty biscuits:  before baking placed them in the fridge until you are ready to bake.  Make sure your oven is super-hot.  The cold butter and hot oven results in flaky biscuits. To make it vegan use shortening.

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