I have had this on the brain for a while, and finally I saw a recipe in Fine Cooking Magazine that my mother in law bought for me at the airport when she was visiting. I actually had the copy, because…I am a subscriber and I am not ashamed to say that a grown burly outdoorsman like myself reads cooking magazines! I am ashamed to say that I get about 15 different ones a month….
So when Chris said she LOVES biscuits. We made them. Great addition to Fried Chicken y’all.
Ingredients yields 6 to 7 biscuits:
First thing you do is chill your food processor blade and a bowl for about 20 minutes in the freezer. Position your center oven rack fans pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees. Then line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Once the blade is done chilling, pulse the flour, baking powder and salt until combined. Add the cold butter and process with ten-1 second pulses.
The butter should be the size of small peas. Then transfer the mixture to the chilled mixing bowl still in the freezer.
Add the buttermilk, moving your hand, with fingers apart , in circles to incorporate it into the dry ingredients. This is where I flip the %^$@ out. I realize that the Hunting Chef is not a baker and I start getting all frustrated with the consistency of the dough. My Mother in Law, Chris jumps into relieve me and says “Just take the pictures!” Feeling a little inadequate and sort of like a biscuit flunky I stood aside and started snapping photos with my I phone.
Pat and roll the dough into a 1-inch thick square. Using a floured 2.5 inch round biscuit cutter, cut out as many biscuits that you can, dipping the cutter in flour between cuts.
I think my cutter had a dent on one side. No worries they will eat the same.
Brush the tops of the biscuits with butter milk and back until golden-brown, 20 to 25 minutes.
Remove from oven and brush with melted butter. Serve Warm
We had a great time making them, and they were DE-LIISH with fresh honey.
Thank you Chris for your strength and leadership in the kitchen.