I must say, I'm on a roll with Tyler Florence's recipes! I've found yet another one to love! It's a big deal when you find someone who you can count on for no-fail numminess everytime. I started this biscuit recipe out with a lot of trepidation, but I'm beyond happy with the results. I think I devoured one straight out of the oven, and I'm not even ashamed of it! Mmmmm tender, flaky, buttery goodness.
Makes 6 biscuits
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/butter, chilled, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
3/4 cup buttermilk
1. Keep your butter/shortening pieces chilled in the freezer for 10 mins, while you preheat the oven to 400 F. Keeping the butter really cold is key!
3. Add buttermilk. Quickly fold dry ingredients into buttermilk with a spatula, then your hands, until a sticky dough forms. Chill it in the fridge for 5-10 mins.
4. 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. DON'T knead it too much. Cut with a 3-inch biscuit cutter OR into squares with a sharp knife. Transfer dough pieces to a baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Chill again for 5 mins.
I'm submitting this right away to Tyler Florence Fridays for their weekly roundup.