Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Tyler Florence Buttermilk Biscuit RecipePrint this post
Found this recipe by Tyler Florence that made some super flaky buttery biscuits! Nice and crispy on the outside and soft layers on the inside. I still wished they rose higher, but they definitely did the trick for the biscuits and gravy we were making for dinner one night. I didn't bother making round ones, just simply cutting the turned out dough into nice big squares so I didn't have any scraps of dough left. Although I do like to make those into little cinnamon twists if I do use that method. Either way, I definitely recommend this recipe! There's lots of comments on the original recipe page too, if you're looking for substitute ideas.
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup vegetable shortening, chilled, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
3/4 cup buttermilk
In a mixing bowl, combine dry ingredients together with a fork. Cut in the shortening using a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Make a well in the center and add buttermilk. Quickly fold dry ingredients into buttermilk with your hands until a sticky dough forms.
Turn dough out onto floured surface. Gently fold the dough over itself 3 or 4 times to create layers. Roll dough out to 3/4-inch thick. Cut with a 3-inch biscuit cutter. Transfer dough rounds to a sheet pan. Gather scraps and repeat. Make a dimple in the center to help the top rise evenly. Brush with butter. Bake for 15 minutes in a preheated 400 degree oven until golden brown.