Beaten Biscuits in the Food Processor

Beaten Biscuits in the Food Processor

Ingredients

2 cups flour

½ tsp sugar

½ tsp baking powder

½ tsp salt

½ stick (1/4 cup) butter, cut in several pieces

1/3 to 1/2 cup half & half

Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Mix all ingredients but half & half in the food processor, pulsing to combine.

Add half & half starting with 1/3 of a cup and adding more as necessary until dough comes together.

Process dough for about 2 minutes. The dough should be elastic and slightly shiny.

On waxed paper roll out dough to about ½ an inch thick. Fold dough over and roll again. Do this 5 more times to help create the layers that make the biscuits split apart easily.

Cut out small biscuits. If you don’t happen to have an antique biscuit cutter the proper size, a jigger is a nice substitute.

Put biscuits close together on a large baking sheet and pierce each one 3 times with a fork.

Put biscuits in the oven and immediately reduce the temperature to 300 degrees. Bake for 40 minutes until bottoms start to brown.

Lower temperature to 250 degrees and let biscuits cook for 20 more minutes.

Turn off the oven and crack the door open.

Allow biscuits to cool in the oven.

Makes 30 to 40 depending on the size of your biscuit cutter.

We like to serve them with what my son calls, “Southern Spam” which is well cooked country ham blended with butter. No one said this had to be health food.

 

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