Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Biscuit Supreme

Each morning I wake up.  I eat some breakfast, make lunch, and take out something from the freezer for dinner.  Yesterday I took out chicken and contemplated what to do with it.  I wanted to create a dish to bake, but the only one I could come up with at the time included pasta, and we were pasta'd out.  Then, it hit me... chicken and biscuits. 
When choosing my biscuit recipe I became stumped at what type of biscuit I wanted to make:  traditional or flavorful?  Cheddar and chives or buttermilk?  Well I finally decided on something simple.  I wanted to use ingredients that anyone would have in their pantry.  So, I went with Biscuit Supreme.
To make your own Biscuit Supreme you will need the following:

3 cups of all-purpose flour
1 Tablespoon of baking powder
1 Tablespoon of granulated sugar
1 teaspoon of salt
3/4 teaspoon of cream of tartar
3/4 cup of butter (cold)
1 cup of milk

1 stand mixer or 1 bowl and hand mixer
1 fork (if you use a hand mixer)
1 rolling pin
1, 2 1/2 in. biscuit cutter or 1 glass
2 greased baking sheets


-  In your mixing bowl combine all of the dry ingredients.  So your flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, and
   cream of tartar will all be thrown into one bowl and mixed together.
-  Next up, add the butter.  Cut the butter by tablespoons and add each tablespoon one at a time.  When the
   butter is in the bowl cut the butter into the flour using your mixer until it forms crumbles.
-  When the butter has turned into crumbles, create a well in the middle of the flour mixture so you can see
   the bottom of the bowl. 
-  Pour the milk into the well.  It will look like this:

-  Now, using either the fork or your stand mixer paddle, mix all of the ingredients together JUST UNTIL the
   mixture begins to form into a dough and is moist.  You don't want the dough to form completely into a ball. 
   That is important to remember.
-  Take the dough out of the bowl and knead it on a floured surface a few times until the dough holds
   together by itself.
-  Then roll the dough out until it's 3/4 of an inch thick.  Using your biscuit cutter or drinking end of a glass,
   cut your biscuits and place them onto a greased baking sheet.

-  Then roll up your scraps and repeat step 7 until all of your dough has been used.
-  Place your biscuits into a 450 degree oven for 10-14 minutes, or until the biscuits are golden brown.
-  When they're finished take them out of the oven and let them cool.

Now you can eat your warm butter biscuits with whatever you want!


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