I love recipes that come together quickly, use basic pantry ingredients and round out almost any meal with simple homemade goodness. I have a sneaking suspicion you like that kind of thing too, right? In fact, I would wager many of you came here today looking for something simple and great. Well, let me tell ya…these Mile High Butterflake Biscuits will not disappoint, ladies and gentlemen. They are soft and fluffy on the inside while the outside has a nice slightly crispy texture. They come together MUCH faster than homemade yeast breads and rolls. (Not that I am trying to persuade you to forget about these Fluffy Dinner Rolls or anything like that. Good glory, no. Fluffy Dinner Rolls are the bomb dot-com, as many of you know). I am simply offering up a quicker option for those of you who need a quicker option, which I would imagine is most of us, on any given day, this side of the sunny rainbow.
Here are some recipe ideas that would work well with these tasty biscuits.
Now, let me show you how to make these Mile High Butterflake Biscuits happen!
Mile High Butterflake Biscuits
Time: 15 minutes prep + 15 minutes baking
Yield: about 16 biscuits
Recipe passed on to me by the wonderful Cindi Schut
1. Preheat your oven to 450 degrees.
2. Into a large mixing bowl place 2 cups white flour, 1 cup wheat flour, 4 1/2 teaspoons baking powder, 2 tablespoons sugar, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 3/4 teaspoon cream of tartar. Toss it all together with a fork, making sure everything is well combined.
3. Grab 3/4 cup softened butter and slice it into small chunks.
Add the chunks of butter to the dry ingredients.
Use a pastry blender (or two knifes) to combine the butter and dry ingredients. The mixture should look like coarse crumbs and still have little pieces of butter visible that aren’t all the way mixed in to the flour mixture. This helps the biscuits stay light and fluffy.
4. Crack 1 egg into a small bowl and whisk it well with a fork.
Add the beaten egg to 1 cup milk and stir to combine.
5. Pour the wet ingredients over the flour/butter mixture.
6. Use a wooden spoon and stir the mixture together. Don’t over mix here. It should be kind of clumpy.
7. Spray the counter with cooking spray. Carefully place the dough on your counter and knead it several times.
8. Spray your rolling-pin with cooking spray and then roll out the dough into a nice square…
that is about 1 inch thick.
9. Spray a sharp knife with cooking spray and cut the dough into squares (about 2 inches each).
10. Spray a 9×9 pan with cooking spray and carefully place the biscuit dough in it.
11. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the tops and bottoms are golden brown.
Serve warm from the oven with butter and honey…or homemade jam. 🙂 Whatever suits your fancy.