Cut-Out Biscuits

OVEN – 400 F.

INGREDIENTS

3 Cups All Purpose Flour

3 teaspoons Baking Powder

2 teaspoons Sugar

3/4 teaspoon Salt

1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda

1 1/2 Sticks (Cold) Butter

3/4 Cup Milk or Buttermilk

1 Egg

(Additional 1-2 Tablespoons melted butter to brush biscuits with before baking) 

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Mix together flour, sugar, salt, baking soda, and baking powder.

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For the life of me, I could not find my cutter, and I am not terribly coordinated (some of my friends criss-cross two forks to cut it in) so I grated very cold butter into the bowl.

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Mixture will become crumbly, versus chunkier or pea-sized, because I grated the butter.

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Beat egg and milk together.

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Add to mix.

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Mix together, but don’t over-do it (I used my hands).

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Put dough ball onto floured surface.

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Roll out to about 1/2 inch thickness.

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Fold one edge over 2/3 of the way over, then the other. Then fold in half long-ways (this third fold step not pictured). Roll out again to 1/2 inch thickness. Repeat. The folding, rolling out, refolding, rolling out….is what makes the flaky layers.

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Cut straight down. Cut out as many as you can, gather the scraps, reform ball, roll out, cut more. Continue until you can’t cut another whole biscuit.

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Brush tops generously with melted butter.

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Place on greased pan/sheet.

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Bake at 400 F. 15 to 19 minutes.

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Enjoy! These are great plain, with butter, with butter and jam, with honey, or to use with biscuits and gravy. 

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