There is nothing better I love than baked goods right out of the oven.
First, you are teased by the wonderful aroma filling your kitchen and home while it is baking. Then, you have to wait until it slightly cools before you take a bite. I know that I have burned the inside of my mouth often, because I just couldn't wait for that cookie or some other baked good to cool down.
I also find that I eat way too many pieces. How can you just eat one slice of fresh out-of- the- oven bread? Impossible!
This is what happened with these baking powder biscuits. The kids and I stopped often in front of the oven, while it was baking, to check on them. And of course, many biscuits were eaten while still warm.
This is the first time I've ever made baking powder biscuits. They were pretty good. Not as good as some I have tried before but that didn't stop me from eating too many!
Baking Powder Biscuits
makes 10 biscuits
2 cups flour
2-1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
6 tbsp cold unsalted butter, diced into small pieces
3/4 cup milk
In a food processor, mix together flour, baking powder and salt. Pulse to combine.
Add butter and pulse to form coarse crumbs.
Pour in milk and pulse, just enough to combine.
Take out the dough and roll out to about 3/4 inch thickness, on a lightly floured surface. Cut out biscuits (I used a cup since I didn't have any round cookie or biscuit cutters). Place the biscuits on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Bake at 425C for about 18 minutes or until lightly browned.
Remove and let cool on rack. Serve.
Recipe from: Baking Powder Biscuits, Williams-Sonoma Essential of Baking.