Ok so I woke up CRAVING biscuits this morning. So all day I keep going, am I going to bake or not. So over in my facebook group BAKE WITH ME, we had a little discussion about biscuits this afternoon and I was standing in my kitchen, looking in my pantry and realized I do not have buttermilk nor do I have whole milk!
Ok no problem let me try this with 2 percent milk cause it’s all I got…..
2 percent milk….
Can 2 percent milk really create a fluffy and or flaky biscuit?
Yes SIR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So with just a few ingredients, we’ve got an incredible biscuit.
Update: we were able to get some whole milk this morning so I remade the recipe. The bite is different, not fluffier, there is actually more of a crunch to this one. Both still delicious!
So tell me….how do you like your biscuits? with Gravy? With Jelly? or with Syrup?
Variations to the recipe
So a good friend of mine Chef Ashley says you should also try this variation for making biscuits:
2 cups self-rising flour (plus more for dusting)
1 tablespoon sugar
1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
Chef Kimihou's super simple homemade biscuits are absolutely delicious!
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 6 tablespoons COLD butter
- 3/4 cup milk
- Preheat the oven to 375
- Measure the dry ingredients in a bowl.
- Cut up the COLD butter, or grate frozen butter
- Using a pastry cutter or fork cut the butter into the dry ingredients.
- Once the butter is cut into the dry ingredients, it should squeeze together in your hands.
- Test this.
- Pour in the milk and work together, with a fork or your hands.
- Once your dough comes together (it will be flaky), lightly dust the counter with flour.
- Add the dough to the flour.
- Gently press down the dough and fold it once.
- Gently press and fold the dough again.
- Continue this process 3 or 4 times without overworking the dough.
- Press the dough gently (do not use a rolling pin)
- Use a 2.5 or 3-inch cookie cutter to cut out the biscuits.
- Position your cuts as close as possible to not disturb the dough.
- After cutting out the first batch of dough, very carefully bring the remaining dough back together, press them together, but don't overwork the dough.
- Bake the biscuits for 7 mins, then turn them in the oven and bake another 5 mins.
- Brush with melted butter once you pull them out the oven and enjoy.