If you thought yesterday’s homemade apple butter was killer, check out it’s partner in crime…
Here’s what you will need:
7 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1 cup pastry or cake flour
1 cup Saco buttermilk powder
4 teaspoons salt
4 teaspoons sugar
4 tablespoons double acting baking powder
4 teaspoons baking soda (make sure it’s fresh-check the date)
1 1/2 cups (12 oz) shortening (like Crisco)
1/2 cup (4 oz) unsalted butter
Mix together all dry ingredients. Cut in shortening and butter to form a coarse, crumbly mixture.
Kelli and I softened the butter and used a food processor to cut it and the Crisco into the dry ingredients. You may need to do half batches unless your food processor is as big as Texas. It was super fast.
You can print the image in any photo program, it’s best if you can fit 3 per sheet.
So wanna see what they are like finished? My sister made some with me last week.
To make the biscuits:
3 cups biscuit mix
3/4 to 1 cup ice water
Preheat oven to 425F. Place three cups of biscuit mix in a medium-sized bowl. In a well in the center, stir in most of the ice water. Form a soft dough by briskly stirring with a fork, adding reserved ice water if required.
Gently knead on a lightly floured board about 8 times. Do not overwork dough.
Roll or pat out to a thickness of 1/2 inch. Cut into 2″ rounds and place on baking sheet, or pat into 8″ square baking pan, or 9″ cast iron pan. Bake until golden brown, about 10-12 minutes. Brush generously with melted butter. Serve hot with apple butter:)
And as Julia Child would say…bon appetit!!