Friday, January 27, 2012

"Don't make a difference what food you make...

... Use buttermilk biscuits to clean your plate."*

Sara and I were excited to try this classic baking challenge. Up front it seems so easy but each of us has turned out our share of hockey-puck biscuits. We were busy bees this month and only had the chance to make one batch; finding the time to do that was a challenge in itself. Nonetheless, we picked up some new tricks and turned out some truly wonderful buttermilk biscuits.

Trick #1: Sifting the flour three times.

Trick #2: Shaving the (frozen) butter before cutting it into the dough with a pastry cutter.

Trick #3: Not over-handling the dough. Stir it only until it *just* comes together. Seriously. Stop touching it.

 And voila! Biscuit perfection.

It's as simple as that.

* Yes, this post references a Sir Mix-A-Lot song. What?

Audax Artifex was our January 2012 Daring Bakers’ host. Aud worked tirelessly to master light and fluffy scones (a/k/a biscuits) to help us create delicious and perfect batches in our own kitchens!


Liz Garcia Cortina (nee Gibson) said...

those biscuits look PERFECT! and what an AWFUL song, thank god daring rappers have perfected hip-hop over the last 20 years...

Ruth Ellis said...

These look so fluffy and perfect!

Jo said...

Love the Sir Mix-a-Lot reference! Your biscuits look great!