Close to Perfection Biscuits

Friday, February 24, 2012

Sour Cream Biscuits
The journey to finding the perfect biscuit.  As the name's close.  But.

Close to Perfection Biscuits


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  • 4 cups flour
  • 2 Tbs baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 cup cold cold butter
  • 16 oz sour cream
  • 3-5 teaspoons water


  1. Combine flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in the bowl of a food processor fitted with the blade attachment.
  2. Add pads of butter and pulse until you butter is the texture of pebbles in your flour mixture.
  3. Add sour cream and water and pulse until just mixed.
  4. Dust a board or your counter with a bit of flour, turn dough onto surface, and knead very gently just to incorporate a dough (being careful not to heat the butter with your hands).
  5. Roll dough to 1 – 1 1/2 inch thickness and cut with a biscuit cutter (or drinking glass, rim dipped in a bit of flour). Place evenly spaced on silpat or prepared baking sheet.
  6. Bake in heated oven for 14-17 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven and cool slightly

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