Touch of Grace Biscuits

Touch of Grace Biscuits

January 1, 2015

Instructions

SPECIAL BISCUIT EQUIPMENT

  • An 8″ cake pan; a baking stone or steel, and a #30 (or 2 tbsp capacity) scoop.

MIX THE BISCUIT DOUGH

  • While I visited my mother in the states, I picked up some White Lily flour just because it is so popular, not really knowing what I’d do with it, but having it just in case. It was nice to have for this recipe. I added the cake flour, baking powder and salt since mine wasn’t the self-rising type.
  • I really appreciated the simplicity of this dough: no appliances, just my hands.
Pinching the shortening into the flour.
Pinching the shortening into the flour.
  • Some buttermilk with a tiny bit of cream to make up the difference.
Pour the liquid into the dry ingredients.
Pour the liquid into the dry ingredients.
  • A wooden spoon.
Stirring the flour and buttermilk into the flour.
Stirring the flour and buttermilk into the flour.
  • And, my grandfather’s very old ice-cream scoop.
I have no idea how old this is, but it came out of my grandfather’s stuff.
I have no idea how old this is, but it came out of my grandfather’s stuff.
  • The dough was super soft, and once the milk/cream was added to the flour the chemistry began to happen.
See how foamy it is after a couple of minutes rest. It’s the baking powder and milk.
See how foamy it is after a couple of minutes rest. It’s the baking powder and milk.
A scoop of batter into the flour.
A scoop of batter into the flour.
  • Maybe I added too much flour overall. Just a dusting of flour of the top seemed unrealistic.
Dredging the batter into flour.
Dredging the batter into flour.

BAKED THE BISCUITS

  • I set them into the pan, and put them into the really hot oven, then I took the time to clean myself up.
Self-explanatory.
Self-explanatory.
  • They baked in the right amount of time. The chicken came off the grill too and there you have it…dinner.
Touch of Grace Biscuits, The Finer Cookie.
Touch of Grace Biscuits, The Finer Cookie.
  • CONCLUSION: I’m happy I made them. Just the right amount of sweetness and tang from the buttermilk. Lovely recipe.
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