Biscuits

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Recipe

This is was transcribed from a recipe that my aunt sent me, but I have made some changes.

  1. Preheat oven to 425
  2. sift together:
    • 2 cups flour
    • 2.5 tsp Baking Powder
    • .5 tsp salt
    • .5 tsp Cream of Tartar
  3. Add .5 cup cold, cut butter, mix until pea-sized
  4. Add .66 cup milk and 1 tbsp honey - mix until dough comes together
  5. Knead dough several times
  6. Flatten or roll dough to .5-.75 inches high
  7. Cut dough to 2.5-inch squares
  8. Bake around 12 minutes

Attempt Log

Batch 8 - 3.10.21

  • dough started pretty dry again, might need to start doing flour by weight
  • otherwise, good batch!

Batch 7b - 2.25.21

  • eyeballed the honey, which was a mistake
  • dough way too wet, biscuits came out very flat and brown
  • still tasted good tho

Batch 7a - 2.25.21

  • good batch!
  • added about 1.5 extra Tbsp of milk to get the dough to bind

Batch 6 - 2.8.21

  • Good rise!
  • Upped heat from 400 to 425, much better color on top and crust on bottom
  • Used chilled rolling pin rather than hands to flatten dough
  • Tried connecting some biscuits, did slightly increase rise but also led to underbaked insides

Batch 5 - 1.30.21

  • cut biscuits in 2.75in squares, consistent shape was nice
  • baked for about 15 minutes, great internal texture
  • not as much rise as I would’ve liked

Batch 4 - 1.21.21

  • cut up the butter before mixing, big help
  • great rise on this batch, butter definitely stayed colder
  • little bit doughy/underbaked in the middle. Attributed to:
    • put dough in freezer for about 15 mins before baking
    • cut biscuits a lot bigger than usual

Batch 3 - 1.18.21

  • not as much rise, butter had melted a bit
  • need to cut frozen butter before added to the bowl
  • might experiment next time with chilling dough before baking

Batch 2 - 1.?.21

  • decreased the baking powder, improved flavor
  • grated the butter, effective but very messy
  • good rise
  • didn’t have honey, definitely noticeable flavor change

Batch 1 - 1.9.21

  • cut biscuits too small, inside was dry
  • bit of a chemical flavor
  • struggled getting butter to right size with hands
  • not much rise

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