Flaky Buttery Biscuits

(recipe slightly adapted from  Mad Hungry: Feeding Men & Boys))

Makes 12 small biscuits

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 6 tablespoons chilled salted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 3/4 cup milk
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Butter a baking sheet and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour and baking powder. Using a fork or 2 table knives, combine the butter and flour mixture until it resembles a coarse meal. Slowly add the milk, stirring with a fork until just combined.
  3. Turn the dough out onto a clean, lightly floured surface and gently knead just to bring the dough together. Carefully roll out the dough about 3/4 inch thick. Using a biscuit cutter or sturdy glass, cut about 12 biscuits, re-rolling any scraps. Place on baking shee and bake for 13 to 15 minutes, until golden brown.  Cool slightly and serve warm.
Shutterbean Notes:
The original recipe calls for a teaspoon of salt and unsalted butter. I just used salted butter.  You know me. I can’t help it.