How to Make Fluffy Biscuits
It's not very complicated to make fluffy biscuits using pre-made dough out of a tube. The difficulty with making fluffy biscuits is in the ingredients and the preparation. Biscuits with a great flavor but flat, dull textures are not as satisfying as the light, fluffy and flaky biscuits most cooks strive to achieve. With the correct recipe and fresh ingredients, you can make perfect homemade biscuits. Use these steps for baking fluffy biscuits.
Preheat the oven to 500 degrees Fahrenheit (260 degrees Celsius).
Prepare your ingredients and work space.
- Grate 1/2 cup (113 g) of frozen butter into a small bowl with a cheese grater and place it in the refrigerator.
- Fill a bowl with 3/4 cup (177.4 mL) of buttermilk and place next to your work surface.
- Spread a generous amount of flour on your work counter. Keep the bag of flour nearby.
- Place a biscuit cutter and an ungreased baking sheet on the counter.
Form the dough.
- Dump 1 � cup (160 g) of cake flour, 3/4 cup (96 g) of all-purpose flour, 1 1/2 teaspoon (7.1 g) of baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon (2.3 g) of baking soda and 1/2 teaspoon (2.3 g) of salt into a large mixing bowl.
- Whisk the ingredients together so they are well mixed.
- Transfer the grated butter into the dry mixture using your fingers. Cut the butter into the flour to create large clumps.
- Pour the buttermilk into the coarse mixture and stir it delicately until the dough forms into a ball.
Knead the dough.
- Remove the dough from the bowl with your hands and place it on your floured work surface.
- Place your hands onto the dough and push downward lightly. Knead the dough by pushing down on the dough, then pulling up and pushing down again. Perform this kneading action 3 to 4 times until the dough is well blended. If the dough is too wet or sticky, sprinkle flour on your hands and work it into the dough gently.
Cut the dough.
- Push straight down on the ball of dough to form a circle about 1 inch (2.54 cm) thick.
- Cover the biscuit cutter's edge with flour and press down firmly on the top left of the dough circle to cut your first biscuit.
- Cut the remaining dough until there are only scraps.
- Roll the remaining dough into a biscuit shape.
Arrange your baking sheet.
- Place each biscuit onto the baking sheet, creating a flower-like shape with a biscuit in the center. Each biscuit should be touching at least 2 other biscuits. The center biscuit should touch each biscuit.
- Apply melted butter on the tops of each biscuit using a cooking brush.
Bake the biscuits.
- Position the baking sheet on a center rack and cook for 8 to 10 minutes.
- Check at 8 minutes to see if the biscuits are golden brown. If they are, they are ready.
- Do not re-knead or re-roll the scraps of biscuit dough after cutting. The extra kneading will make that biscuit tough.
- Do not twist the biscuit cutter when cutting the dough. Press down straight and firmly.
- Always use fresh baking powder, baking soda and flour. The biscuits will come out tough and flat if the ingredients are old.
- Always preheat the oven completely prior to placing the dough inside.
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