Monday, November 7

Brown Sugar Biscuits

I'm on my day off from work and I haven't been able to leave the couch because of Bravo's evil marathon of Real Housewives. Why? Why must they do this ALL week long?! I can't resist to watch, even if I know I've seen that episode a million times...ughgh. BUT, I did get up once to make these biscuits because I wanted to wake up the next morning and have fluffy biscuits for breakfast. These were sooo good smothered with mascarpone and strawberry jam.

Brown Sugar Biscuits
adapted by Joy the Baker

makes about 12 biscuits
3 cups flour
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoons baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 to 1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
3/4 cup cold unsalted butter (1 stick and a half)
1 large egg
3/4 cup buttermilk

1 Preheat oven to 425. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil. Set aside.
2 In a mixing bowl, sift flour, sugars, baking powder, baking soda, salt and pepper.
3 Grate cold butter and incorporate into flour with your hands until it resembles coarse meal.
4 In another bowl, combine egg and buttermilk and beat lightly with a fork.
5 Add to flour mixture all at once and mix until incorporated.
6 The dough is very sticky so dump it on a floured surface and knead a few times until is comes together.
7 Pat the dough into 1 inch thickness. Cut into a 2 inch rounds, reuse scraps to make more biscuits.
8 Place on ungreased baking sheet and bake at 425 for 12-15 minutes.


Jennifurla said...

I too cannot resist the Housewives! Lovely recipe.

Joanne said...

I'm a TOTAL real housewives addict also! I usually watch it at the gym since I don't have a tv. Too bad I'd feel kinda weird eating these biscuits at the gym...that would be awesome.

Mademoiselle Leandra said...

yummy! :)