When I was making the list of American dishes for the alphabetical cuisine journey, the letter ‘B’ had so many dishes to choose from. For the letter A, I never really looked beyond Apple pie. I had zeroed upon the pie before even making the list. But for B, it could have been buttermilk pancakes, brownies, baked beans, buttermilk biscuits, bagel, Boston cream pie and what not!! Finally, I took the sensible decision of staying with the healthier choices and chose biscuits over brownies for B.
The plan initially was to make buttermilk biscuits, but a packet of fresh cream approaching the expiry date changed the chain of events. It turned out to be god, this way I was making the easiest biscuits possible on earth! These can be served with any sandwich with filling in between, but we poured some sweet honey onto it before popping it into our mouths :).
The term biscuit in American cuisine is totally different from the British and Indian concept. American cookies are more like the Indian biscuits and the English scones are more like American biscuits. Gotcha?
This recipe was so simple that I didn’t take any step wise pictures. But go through this link here for a detailed post on cream biscuits. The key to the recipe is high fat cream, so don’t try this recipe unless you can get hold of the kind of cream that makes you real fat! Did I talk about healthy choice sometime back? Well..scratch that off:D!
Recipe source: Serious Eats
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1.5 tablespoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1.5 cups heavy cream
- Heat the oven to 400F/ 200C.
- In a big bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Once its all mixed well, stir in the heavy cream slowly and mix it in until the flour is wet and sticky. You can add a little more cream if it is not enough.
- Turn the dough into a well floured surface and gently press it to form a rectangle, about 1/2″ high. Now fold it one or two times and pat it down again into 1/2″ thick rectangle. Use a round cookie cutter to cut out the biscuits.
- Gently press the leftover dough scraps together and cut more biscuits out until the dough is used up fully.
- Bake for about 10-15 minutes. You can brush the top of the biscuits with melted butter when it goes into the oven to get a golden brown color. Let it cool slightly before serving.
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