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Homemade Restaurant Style Flaky Biscuits: Oh My Summer Foods


I hope you're prepared for the most incredible, flaky, ranch style biscuits that you have ever eaten. This is my mother-in-law's recipe and she really knows what she's doing when it comes to cooking. My mother-in-law uses cream because she likes the fact that it doesn't have all the preservatives in it and they have a milk cow. It can also be made with shortening/butter with almost the exact same instructions. The process of folding and rolling is what incorporates the layers.


While we were at Steen's Mountain we got to make biscuits for lunch one day.  Scary and I finally had a chance to teach Jo how to make them. We've been raving about these biscuits for over a year. Now she has a quick recipe when she just needs a little something extra for dinner. The top picture is the best finished picture we could take because the cowboys were hungry and we had to eat dinner quick before getting back on the horses to herd some cattle.


Ingredients:
4 cup flour
2 T. baking powder
2 T. sugar
1 tsp. cream of tartar
1 tsp. salt
2 ½ - 3 C. cream/milk (2/3 cream-1/3 milk)

Combine dry ingredients and mix together. Make a well in the middle and add cream mixture.


Stir until dough clings together.


Take 1/3 (this will be the mock trim dough) and place on a heavily floured surface, lightly coat top with flour.



 Pat in in flour and roll out. Fold into thirds then loosely roll into a roll. Do this until the dough feels firm but still remains soft. Set aside.

 
Scrape out remainder of dough onto the floured surface. Roll and fold dough as many times as you did with the trim dough. Then tear “trim dough” in chunks and top the dough (if the trim dough is too sticky then dust with flour). Fold into thirds until it fell firm but still soft. Then roll out gently raising the rolling pin at the ends. Roll till it ¾” inch in height, then cut dough with a biscuit cutter (they have a sharp edge) or with a sharp knife into squares (you don't want to squish the layers together when cutting them if you don't have a biscuit cutter).


 Bake in a 450⁰F oven for 10-12 minutes until the tops are a light brown.
 

Flaky Biscuits (with cream)
4 cup flour
2 T. baking powder
2 T. sugar
1 tsp. cream of tartar
1 tsp. salt
2 ½ - 3 C. cream/milk (2/3 cream-1/3 milk)

Flaky Biscuits (with shortening/butter)
4 cup flour
2 T. baking powder
2 T. sugar
1 tsp. cream of tartar
1 tsp. salt
2/3 - 1 C. shortening/butter (fork into dry ingredients before adding milk)
1 ½ - 1 3/4 C. milk

Combine dry ingredients and mix together.  Make a well in the middle and add cream/milk mixture. Stir until dough clings together. Take 1/3 (this will be the mock trim dough) and place on a heavily floured surface, lightly coat with flour. Pat in in flour and roll out. Fold into thirds then loosely roll into a roll. Do this until the dough feels firm but still remains soft.  Set aside.

Scrape out remainder of dough onto the floured surface. Roll and fold dough as many times as you did with the trim dough. Then tear “trim dough” in chunks and top the dough (if the trim dough is too sticky then dust with flour).  Fold into thirds until it fell firm but still soft. Then roll out gently raising the rolling pin at the ends.   Roll till it ¾” inch in height, then cut dough with a biscuit cutter with a sharp edge or with a sharp knife into squares.

Bake in a 450⁰F oven for 10-12 minutes until the tops are a light brown.

4 comments:

  1. YAY! I'm so glad you posted this! I am making biscuits this week and needed this recipe, but left this one at home! YUM! Martin will be thanking you... I'm positive. Sure love you guys... these pictures are AMAZING!!!

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  2. I'm so glad you posted this too! These were so fantastic! I kept meaning to come write the recipe down before you moved away. Richard will be so happy I can make them again.

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  3. Looks so yummy!! I'm super excited to try these sometime. Thanks for sharing this incredible recipe!!

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  4. I'm a biscuit lover! Trying not to turn on the oven due to summer heat but will def. make these. I also LOVE that wooden counter top! Beautiful ;-)
    Visiting thru Create With Joy party.
    JoAnn

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