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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Tita's Light & Fluffy Cream Biscuits

Hot from the oven!
These biscuits are incredibly light and fluffy, and take just about 5 minutes to prepare the dough. The best part is you can make the biscuits ahead of time, flash freeze them, and then just bake a few whenever you need them.

  • 3 tablespoons (45 grams) melted butter
  • 2 cups (250 grams) all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting the surface
  • 1 tablespoon (15 grams) baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon (15 grams) sugar
  • 1 250 ml carton of cold heavy cream (about 1¼ cups) 
  • 2 tablespoons of 7-Up, Sprite, Ginger Ale, or Club Soda
  • Preheat the oven to 425°F.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Melt butter in a small pot or microwave dish, and set aside.
  • Sift two cups flour, the baking powder, salt and sugar into a large bowl. 
  • Mix the soda beverage into the cold heavy cream.
  • Gently fold the liquid into the flour working the dough as little as possible.
  • Flour your work surface and turn the dough out onto the floured surface.
  • Mound the dough into a ball and gently stretch it out using your hands. 
  • Press it to a thickness of about 3/4 inch. 
  • Cut into rounds about 2¼ inches in diameter without twisting the cutter, and place them on the baking sheet.
  • Gather dough scraps and continue to make rounds.
  • Generously brush the tops with the melted butter.
  • Flash freeze them for later, or bake them for 12 to 15 minutes, until golden brown. Serve immediately.
Flash frozen biscuits ready for baking
The secret to keeping these biscuits light and fluffy is very cold cream and handling the dough as little as possible to prevent the development of gluten.

Makes 10-12 biscuits

If you are making these biscuits ahead of time, flash freeze them on the baking sheet and transfer them to a zip lock freezer bag until you need them. Add 3-5 minutes to the baking time when using frozen biscuits.

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