Wednesday, May 4, 2011

How To: Biscuits

Good Morning!  Here in Oregon it's just after 7am, and that means breakfast time. So, after I've had my coffee, we'll get down on making some biscuits.

(3 cups of coffee later...)

Let's get started with some biscuits, shall we? All measurements are by weight.

20 oz AP Flour
1 oz Sugar (not pictured because Rob's a dick and mixed it into the flour already)
3/8 oz Salt (.375 oz)
1 1/4 oz Baking Powder
7 oz Butter (cold)
13 oz Milk

Step 1 - mix the flour, salt, sugar, and baking powder together.

Step 2 - Cut the butter into the flour, using metal spatulas, bench scrapers, anything of the sort really. Rubber/silicone/plastic spatulas work as well, but tend to be less effective in cutting due to their dull edges.

You're done once the butter has been cut down into pea sized pieces.

Step 3 - Make a well in the middle of your flour/butter, and pour in some milk. Gently work the flour into the milk by pushing it in from the top of the well. Once that is worked together, make another well and incorporate the rest of the milk.

Step 4 - Flour your work area and lay down your dough, then fold it onto itself several times, then roll it out to about a 1/2 inch thickness.


Step 5 - Cut and bake (10-12 minutes in a 375 degree convection oven), pull them out once they're golden brown.


Tomorrow, We'll get going on some other breakfast pastry items. I'm thinking bacon cheddar scones with an egg in the middle.

24 comments:

  1. Mmm, I am looking forward to trying this at home.

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  2. My mouth can't stop watering.

    You know what, i'll try and follow your tutorial and see what horrible monster it'll turn out. (i suck at doing these stuff)

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  3. Dude, I am in love with some of the stuff you have been posting. These look really easy to make. I usually just use biscuits out of the can, but these look like they are really easy to make. They probably taste a whole let better. I'm using this asap.

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  4. this blog rox these meals are gr8 more vids would be awesome

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  5. I just found my Saturday morning activity! Now lets hope I don't burn down the kitchen.

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  6. Always nice meeting another Oregonian. And those biscuits look delicious, by the way.

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  7. ok i gotta go eat now something.. was hungry b4 but now i am starving

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  8. I have the cooking skills of a watermelon, but will try out your recipe regardless. Fingers crossed it turns out as well for me as it did for you!

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  9. oh, my mouth is already watering

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  10. can you do the gravy as in 'biscuits n gravy'? from the UK so never had them.

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  11. Nothing better than a warm, fluffy biscuit in the morning. Thanks!

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  12. Dam! It looks easy enough to do, but I suck at cooking.

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  13. Nitro is my thing... but hey, I guess there are other Nitro's out there. Cool btw.

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  14. Awesome, I actually will try this. :]

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  15. Oh wow, I thought this would be much harder!

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  16. Dude, you HAVE to make those scones. I'm a baker myself and I'd be keen as mustard to see these made...and feel free to give me the recipe if they turn out how you'd like (hint hint). Seriously , some great content up here. I'll be following for sure.

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  17. Well, I doooo like biscuits. Maybe it's time I activate baker mode

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