And I've tried -- really tried to make good biscuits. But I gave up. I just couldn't do it and Pillsbury makes great frozen biscuits and so I depended upon those when we wanted biscuits for breakfast or dinner.
And then, last week, a light bulb went off . . . .
|The biscuits fresh from the oven|
And I produced these wonderful, tall, flaky biscuits.
The light bulb moment? Mixing the biscuits in the food processor. It works! I've made them more than once so it wasn't a fluke! And each time they've been tall and flaky -- perfect biscuits.
Ina Garten taught me to do pie crust in the food processor. I had been pie crust challenged as well and my pies were always made with the Pillsbury refrigerated pie crust. But Ina changed all that. I hardly ever buy a pie crust anymore preferring instead to make my own.
It was easy to do -- the baking powder, flour and salt in the food processor and then add the fat (I use butter usually) and whirl until it's all mixed together. Then add 1 beaten egg and milk (I prefer buttermilk). Mix until the dough comes together.
As you know, the dough needs to be handled gently and once it has come together, knead a few times and then roll out and cut with a biscuit cutter and bake.
It's Friday and I'm joining Michael at Designs by Gollum for Foodie Friday.