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Hotel Effie’s Southern Biscuits

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September 13, 2022
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Hotel Effie’s Southern Biscuits

Ingredients

for 14 biscuits

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (125 g)
  • 1 cup cake flour (125 g)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 4 oz unsalted butter (110 g), diced
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 cup cultured buttermilk (240 mL), cold

Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven 400’F. Mix and sift dry ingredients. Place in the fridge for 1 hour to chill.
  2. Using a fork or your fingers, press the cold butter cubes into the cold flour mixture. Make sure the butter is not melting or getting really soft. Continue mixing until all butter is about pea-sized globs
  3. Next, fold in the cold buttermilk, a third at a time, stir with spatula until the flour is incorporated. The dough will look and feel crumbly and dry at first but keep mixing until it comes together. Once the dough forms a rough ball, that’s not too sticky, turn out onto a lightly floured surface.
  4. With your hands, gently mold the dough into a square like shape about ½-inch-thick, then fold in half. Mold it back into a square like shape. Repeat this process 3 times, 3 folds.
  5. Next with a lightly floured rolling pin, roll the dough to a thickness of ¾ inch, dust away any excess flour. Using 1 ¾-inch rounds arranged in a 10” cast iron skillet. Gather scraps into a ball, roll and fold a single time, then cut as many more biscuits as you can.
  6. Brush the tops of the biscuits with the melted butter and bake on a middle-placed rack until the biscuits are well-risen and golden brown, around 20 minutes. Let the biscuits cool for about 10 minutes.
  7. Serve.

Ingredients

for 14 biscuits

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (125 g)
  • 1 cup cake flour (125 g)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 4 oz unsalted butter (110 g), diced
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 cup cultured buttermilk (240 mL), cold

Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven 400’F. Mix and sift dry ingredients. Place in the fridge for 1 hour to chill.
  2. Using a fork or your fingers, press the cold butter cubes into the cold flour mixture. Make sure the butter is not melting or getting really soft. Continue mixing until all butter is about pea-sized globs
  3. Next, fold in the cold buttermilk, a third at a time, stir with spatula until the flour is incorporated. The dough will look and feel crumbly and dry at first but keep mixing until it comes together. Once the dough forms a rough ball, that’s not too sticky, turn out onto a lightly floured surface.
  4. With your hands, gently mold the dough into a square like shape about ½-inch-thick, then fold in half. Mold it back into a square like shape. Repeat this process 3 times, 3 folds.
  5. Next with a lightly floured rolling pin, roll the dough to a thickness of ¾ inch, dust away any excess flour. Using 1 ¾-inch rounds arranged in a 10” cast iron skillet. Gather scraps into a ball, roll and fold a single time, then cut as many more biscuits as you can.
  6. Brush the tops of the biscuits with the melted butter and bake on a middle-placed rack until the biscuits are well-risen and golden brown, around 20 minutes. Let the biscuits cool for about 10 minutes.
  7. Serve.

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