I adore biscuits. From Popeyes to Bojangles, I love them all. Since I moved back to Manila, I got to learn how to make these precious little goodies from scratch without the help of Doughboy and self-raising flour. Based from my week of research, this recipe is the easiest for first timers. I modified it too according to the availability of some ingredients. Please enjoy!
Bite-size Southern Biscuit Recipe
- 2 cups flour
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons butter (Tip: Freeze the butter, and shred it using a cheese grater)
- 2 tablespoons margarine
- 1 cup milk, chilled
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
- Using your fingertips, rub butter and margarine into dry ingredients until mixture looks like crumbs.
- Don’t let the fats melt. Make a well in the center and pour in the chilled milk.
- Cut and fold 5 to 6 times. It’s important to not overdo the dough.
- Roll the dough into a big ball. Turn dough onto floured surface.
- Slightly flatten dough using a rolling pin. Make sure it’s not to thin.
- Cut out biscuits with a 1×1-inch cutter, being sure to push straight down through the dough.
9. Place biscuits on baking sheet so that they just touch. Reform scrap dough, roll, and cut.
10. Bake 15 to 20 minutes.*
*You may also do egg wash. It helped me prevent over baking when the top turns gold. A very basic egg wash is made by simply lightly beating an egg and brushing it onto the pastry before baking.
Not bad for a first time? 🙂 Perfect with gravy topped with bacon bits!
I was so concentrated following the recipe, that I forgot to take pictures of the first part.
I promise to document it next time. 🙂