Big Daddy Biscuits

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

Serves: 18Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 55 minutesDifficulty: Easy

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.

Recipe Information

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.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories230
Total Fat16g
Saturated Fat10g
Cholesterol55mg
Sodium70mg
Total Carbohydrate20g
Dietary Fiber0g
Sugars2g
Protein3g