Big Daddy Biscuits

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These biscuits rise high and flaky, like down-home puff pastry.

Difficulty: Easy

Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 55 minutes

Serves: 18

Ingredients

  • 3 cups cake flour
  • 4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 Tbsp. granulated sugar
  • ½ tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 cup cold unsalted butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup cold whole milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream

Directions

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment.
  • In a large bowl, sift together cake flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. Cut in butter until it is broken down into pea-sized pieces.
  • Whisk together egg and milk. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture, and pour in wet ingredients. Using a fork, blend 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 15 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • Brush cream generously onto biscuits, then bake 15–20 minutes until golden brown. Turn pan halfway through baking to promote even browning.