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Making biscuits or, let me rephrase that, making tender biscuits can be challenging. Too much flour, milk or kneading will make them more like a tennis ball than a scrumptious bite of heaven.

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My mom makes gorgeous biscuits. Her recipe box is tried and true but over the holidays, she treated us to a “new” biscuit.  For her to use a different biscuit recipe told me that we were in for something special.

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They’re commonly known as Angel Biscuits. A cross between a soft dinner roll and a flakey tea biscuit. The combination of yeast and baking powder guarantees that the biscuits will rise. If you struggle with biscuits, this recipe’s for you. If you’re a great biscuit maker, you need this recipe in your repertoire.

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Meg and her little family leaves tomorrow.

Back to the other side of the country.

Enough said…

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FAIL PROOF TENDER BISCUITS
Adapted from King Arthur Flour Angel Biscuits

2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons instant yeast
1 tablespoon sugar
½ teaspoon salt
2 ½ teaspoons baking powder
½ cup hard margarine, cut into tablespoon-size pieces
1 cup room-temperature milk
2 tablespoons melted butter, for brushing on top
1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
1 tablespoon fennel seeds
1 tablespoon sea salt flakes
Paprika

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THE STEPS:

  • Place the flour, yeast, sugar, salt, and baking powder in the bowl of your food processor.
  • Pulse several times to mix up the dry ingredients..
  • Add the margarine pieces, pulse until the mixture resembles a coarse meal and you can see pea-sized bits of margarine.
  • Add the milk, pulse 7 or 8 times or until just combined.
  • Empty the dough onto a well-floured work surface.
  • Knead the dough quickly and gently into a 1″- thick circle.
  • Use a 2″ round biscuit cutter to cut 16 biscuits.
  • Place them close together on a lightly greased baking sheet or a pie plate.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
  • Preheat the oven to 400*F.
  • Remove the biscuits form the fridge and remove the plastic.
  • Brush the top of the biscuits with the melted butter then sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds, fennel seeds, sea salt flakes and paprika.
  • Bake the biscuits for 16 to 18 minutes or un til they’re golden brown.

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THE LOVE: Using a food processor is a great time saver when making biscuits but you have to be careful. You can over process easily. Use the pulse button and check your mixture between pulses to avoid a disaster.

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Thanks for reading.

Photography by Michelle Hooton