I love biscuits that are very light flavored, so I thought of baking something easy like the butter biscuit. I had this at Texas Chicken and I loved the idea of making it on my own. This recipe is similar to the recipe I found in allrecipes.com of Kentucky biscuits but I made some adjustments in the ingredients.
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Parchment paper for lining the tray
Top flour/Cake flour/Self raising flour – 2 cups
Baking powder – 1 tbsp
Cream of tartar – 3/4 tsp (see notes for a substitute)
Unsalted butter (solid cubes) or vegetable shortening – 1/2 cup, 4 oz
Milk – 2/3 cup
Sugar – 3 tsp
Salt – 1/2 tsp
For Brushing the biscuits:
Melted unsalted butter – 1/8 cup or 2 tbsp
Honey – 1/3 cup
1. Preheat oven at 200 degree Celsius. Coat a 12”x 8” (can use a bigger size) rectangular tray with butter and line with parchment paper. Grease the paper lightly with butter.
2. In medium bowl add the sifted flour, baking powder, solid butter cubes, salt and cream of tartar. Mix with your hands until crumbly.
3. Pour milk and knead to make a dough by pushing the dough down and out until it gets less sticky for 5 minutes.
4. Scoop out the dough by tablespoons and roll into balls. Space the balls 11/2 inches apart on baking sheet. Brush the balls with the melted butter and honey mixture.
5. Place the tray in the center of the oven and bake at 200 degrees Celsius for 10 – 15 minutes.
6. Bake until golden brown or until puffy. Remove the tray out of the oven and brush again with melted butter and honey.
*If you do not have cream of tartar just substitute fresh lemon juice or white vinegar.