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Sunday, September 2, 2012

mangia mondays 78: biscuits

hiya!
welcome to
a blog hop i co-host each week
with one of the sweetest people in the world,
lisa from shine your light.

last week was a nightmare!
linky tools wasn't working properly for me,
school was starting,
& my sweet little baby has started teething.
:(
she's only 2 1/2 months!!
we had just started getting into a routine
when all of a sudden
2 little, tiny bottom teeth started
making their debut.
any tips? tricks?
has anyone else had an early teether?
heeeelp!

anyway,
school is awesome.
i am IN LOVE with my bake lab.
i've been patiently waiting for this particular lab...
& it was well worth it.

in the first week,
i've made TWO things that have intimidated me:
- pie
{the crusts always make me nervous...
how do you keep the bottom from getting soggy!?}
- biscuits
{i don't know why...
they're easy!}

so, i'm going to share those lovely biscuits
with all of you!

biscuits

20 oz. all-purpose flour
.375 oz salt
1 oz sugar
1.25 oz baking powder
8 oz butter, room temperature, cut into small cubes
13 oz milk
egg wash {1 egg & 2 TBS milk}

1. preheat oven to 400 f. line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2. in a large bowl, sift together the flours, salt, sugar, and baking powder.

3. add the butter to the flour mixture & cut it in using a pastry scraper.
{you don't want to use your hands because you'll melt the butter!}
you want to make sure there aren't any huge chunks, but you also don't want the butter to totally disappear!

4. add the milk to the flour & butter mixture. use your pastry scraper to combine.
{it'll be a sticky, goopy mess.}

5. turn the mixture onto a well-floured surface. sprinkle some flour over the dough & start kneading lightly.
you want to slightly develop the gluten, but  you don't want to over work the dough at all. once it's come together, fold the dough over itself 2-3 times, making a square-ish shape.

6. roll the dough 1/2"-1" thick. use a biscuit cutter to make your cuts. make sure you just press down firmly once & don't wriggle or twist the cutter... that seals the biscuit! you can re-shape the dough once more & still get nice looking biscuits, but any more than that & they start looking a little wonky.

7. place on the baking sheet 2" apart. brush just the tops with egg wash & bake 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.


these biscuits are delicious & flaky...
perfect for biscuits & gravy!!

i don't think i'll ever buy refrigerated biscuits again!
the directions may sound intimidating,
but they are quite simple & come together rather quickly.

i know that all of the ingredients are measured by weight,
but the first thing we learned was:
in baking, you should always measure your ingredients
by weight because it is more accurate.
invest in a digital scale
{if you don't already have one!}.
the scale makes measuring so fast & easy!

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until next time,
dowlings out!

10 comments:

  1. Your biscuits look so flaky and buttery! Yum! So glad I could join the party this week!
    Blessings,
    Leslie

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  2. Mmm those biscuits sound yummy! You can also use two knives to mix the pastry dough if you don't have a pastry cutter, crisscrossing them in your bowl.
    Your poor little pumpkin - the teeth are no fun! Baby Orajel, that's all I can say….and a wet, then frozen facecloth to bite on sometimes soothes them. Hope they come in soon.

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  3. Thank you so much for hosting us :) Have a great week!

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  4. Thanks for hosting! Have a great day! :)

    Check out my latest recipe, review & giveaway @ Baking Blissful

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  5. thanks so much for the party:) I had an early teether - 2 teeth @2 months. He actually ran a fever so I used tylenol; it helped a bit, but after they popped through it was smooth sailing. Hope baby feels better soon

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  6. Those biscuits look divine, thanks for hosting :)

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  7. Thanks for hosting! I shared my basic good steak recipe; simple and scrumptious!

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  8. Thanks for hosting this week. Happy to be able to link up with such great creativity!

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  9. omg that looks so yummy! just discovered you blog and I love it! I'm your newest follower - hope you can check me out too! : )

    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

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  10. Hello, new follower here! I would love to have you link up with my Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!
    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/10/upcycled-chicken-coop-clever-chicks.html

    I hope to see you there!
    Cheers!
    Kathy
    The Chicken Chick




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    Kathy Mormino
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