Brown Butter Biscuits
(recipe from Real Simple Magazine)
makes about 8 three inch biscuits
- 1 stick unsalted butter
- 2 cups and 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 3/4 cup whole milk
Heat oven to 400° F.
Brown the butter: Melt the butter in a skillet or small saucepan over medium heat. Swirl or stir the butter with a wooden spoon as it starts to foam and sputter. Remove the butter from the heat as soon as it begins to turn golden brown and smells nutty, about 1 minute. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature.
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. Gently stir in the brown butter and milk.
On a floured surface, shape the dough with your hands into a 1/2-inch-thick disk. Cut the dough into 3-inch round biscuits. Place on an ungreased baking sheet and bake until the tops are lightly golden, 12 to 15 minutes. Serve warm with jam and clotted cream or butter.