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Sunday, December 21, 2014

The Best Biscuits

Southern biscuits finished with big green egg chicken 


We have continued to work on our biscuit recipe and this one is so different and so good that we decided to do it as an entirely different post rather than try and update the original. We also used our leftover beer can chicken that we cooked on the big green egg so let's incorporate that!

These are the ones you want to make. They are as good as any biscuit either of us have ever had. You deserve these biscuits, you really do.





Research:

While researching why our biscuits turned out bitter (self rising flour AND baking powder) we ran across another biscuit recipe. Check out The Teacher Cooks. We modified it slightly by adding lard from our farmer and reducing the butter to make up for it.

Plan:

Gather the following ingredients:




0.25 cup cold butter
0.25 cup cold lard
1.25 cups of cold buttermilk
2.25 cups of white lilly self rising flour
a little melted butter
a little all purpose flour


Preheat the oven to 450 and follow along. They cook in about 13-15 minutes.

Execution:

Cleverly plan this on the day after you made a lot of beer can chicken and have a little left over.

Cut the cold butter and lard into 1/4" slices


Sprinkle into the flour


and hand toss


Cut the butter into the flour using a pastry knife (use the knife, it is a must) - until they resemble small peas


Cover and chill in the fridge for 10 minutes

Then stir in the buttermilk. DON'T STIR TOO MUCH. work as little as possible.


Place dough on floured surface. Use the all purpose flour here to avoid bitterness.

Then knead 3 or 4 times and make 3/4" thick rectangle


Cut into squares with a pizza cutter


Then put it on a baking pan and place in the oven.


13 to 15 minutes later...


Then brush them with butter. Come on people. Melted butter.


Look at these! you can see that another key is to keep them together so that when they are done, they can be pulled apart and have soft sides.


Finally, heat up and add the left over chicken. Check out our beer can chicken recipe.



Verdict:

This was so good that we made it two days in a row just to be sure they really were that good and we could reproduce it. Run, don't walk to the store to buy these ingredients and make them.

Also, consider signing up for weight watchers and start running. You are going to need it.



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