Baking Powder Biscuits

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This basic biscuit is the perfect accompaniment to your chicken dinner. Or, douse with gravy for a hearty breakfast.

Difficulty: Easy

Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 55 minutes

Serves: 12

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cake flour
  • 1 Tbsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. granulated sugar
  • ½ tsp. plus ⅛ tsp. kosher salt, divided
  • 6 Tbsp. unsalted butter, cold
  • 1 cup cold whole milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 Tbsp. water

Directions

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment.
  • In a large bowl, sift together cake flour, baking powder, sugar, and ½ teaspoon salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse meal.
  • Make a well in the center of the flour mixture, and pour in milk. Using a fork, blend the flour and milk until the dough just comes together.
  • Turn onto a floured surface and fold dough over onto itself 6–8 times. (Be careful not to knead or overwork.) Pat into 1" thickness. Cut into circles using a floured round cutter. Place biscuits 2" apart on prepared pan and set aside to rest 10–15 minutes. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • Mix the egg with remaining salt and 1 tablespoon water. Brush lightly onto biscuits, then bake 15–20 minutes, until golden brown. Turn pan halfway through baking to promote even browning.

Recipe Information

Serves: 12

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cake flour
  • 1 Tbsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. granulated sugar
  • ½ tsp. plus ⅛ tsp. kosher salt, divided
  • 6 Tbsp. unsalted butter, cold
  • 1 cup cold whole milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 Tbsp. water

Directions

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment.
  • In a large bowl, sift together cake flour, baking powder, sugar, and ½ teaspoon salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse meal.
  • Make a well in the center of the flour mixture, and pour in milk. Using a fork, blend the flour and milk until the dough just comes together.
  • Turn onto a floured surface and fold dough over onto itself 6–8 times. (Be careful not to knead or overwork.) Pat into 1" thickness. Cut into circles using a floured round cutter. Place biscuits 2" apart on prepared pan and set aside to rest 10–15 minutes. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • Mix the egg with remaining salt and 1 tablespoon water. Brush lightly onto biscuits, then bake 15–20 minutes, until golden brown. Turn pan halfway through baking to promote even browning.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories230
Total Fat11g
Saturated Fat6g
Cholesterol50mg
Sodium180mg
Total Carbohydrate29g
Dietary Fiber1g
Sugars2g
Protein5g