Love Me Tender Biscuits

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Sun’s out, buns out! Or, uh, biscuits, for that matter. In yet another installment of “life avoidance tactics” with Andie, I’ve decided to spend the day folding my woes away into each layer of these flaky babes. Easier than pie, and all the right kinds of tender, Test Kitchen’s biscuits are best served oozing with preserves and broken apart by sticky fingers.

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[LOOK AT THOSE FLAKEY LAYERS, HOT DAMN.]

INGREDIENTS

3 c. unbleached all-purpose flour

1 tbsp. sugar {granulated}

1 tsp. {kosher} salt

2 1/4 tsp. baking powder

3/4 tsp. baking soda

10 tbsp.cold, unsalted butter, in 1/2-inch cubes

1 c. buttermilk +a lil bit for brushing

 

How-To:

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.

  2. Add butter into dry ingredients & evenly coat. Then press each butter pat between fingers to create petal shapes, and return to bowl.

  3. Slowly drizzle buttermilk over flour-butter mixture while stirring with a fork – all in the name of even distribution y’all! Stop stirring once dough begins clump together but remains crumbly.

  4. Transfer mixture to center of the baking sheet. Gather dough with your hands, pressing firmly to bind, and then flatten it into a 6×20 inch rectangle. Bear with me here, but lift the parchment along one 6 inch side of dough and fold over in half. You’ll end up with a 6×5 inch rectangle. Now turn dough 90 degrees and gently reflatten to 6×10 inches. Fold in half again and reflatten again BUT only slightly into a 6-inch square this time.

  5. Cut square into thirds in both directions to form 9 biscuits. Brush tops with buttermilk.

  6. Bake 16 – 18 minutes: until puffed up and golden brown on top, and hollow-sounding when tapped on bottom.

  7. Transfer to a kitchen towel-lined basket, cause you know that ish is cute as all get out. Plus it keeps them warm without them getting soggy.

    Now Instagram the ish out of these puppies, cause they’re beautiful, and you’ve done a great job kiddo.

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