Certainly! Here’s a simple recipe for butter biscuits:
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, chilled and cut into small pieces
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1 tablespoon sugar (optional, for sweeter biscuits)
- Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or lightly grease it.
- In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar (if using).
- Add the chilled butter pieces to the dry ingredients. Using a pastry cutter or your fingertips, cut the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
- Make a well in the center of the mixture and pour in the milk. Stir with a fork or a wooden spoon until the dough comes together. It may be slightly sticky, but avoid overmixing.
- Transfer the dough onto a lightly floured surface. Gently knead it a few times until it becomes smooth and manageable.
- Roll out the dough to about 1/2 inch (1.27 cm) thickness. You can use a rolling pin or simply press it down with your hands.
- Use a biscuit cutter or a round cookie cutter to cut out the biscuits from the dough. Place the cut biscuits onto the prepared baking sheet, leaving a little space between them.
- Gather the remaining dough scraps and gently reshape and reroll to cut out more biscuits until you’ve used up all the dough.
- Bake the biscuits in the preheated oven for about 12-15 minutes or until they turn golden brown on top.
- Once baked, remove the biscuits from the oven and let them cool on a wire rack for a few minutes.
Now your butter biscuits are ready to be enjoyed! They can be served warm or at room temperature, and you can serve them plain or with butter, jam, or any other toppings of your choice. Enjoy!