How to Make Very Basic Biscuits

Combine butter, flour and sugar with a little water and milk to make very basic biscuits. These bland, boring biscuits are barely worth the effort but if you want to experiment by adding some other flavours or have fun decorating them with icing or frosting or sweets, this simple recipe and method will work well.

Ingredients

  • Flour (1 1/2 cups)
  • Sugar (2 tablespoons)
  • Butter (1 stick, room temperature, diced)
  • Water (1/4 cup)
  • Salt (1/4 teaspoon)
  • Milk (1-2 tablespoons; add in more if mixture becomes too dry)
  • Flavor Options
    • Dry substance, such as cocoa powder, mixed spice, dried fruit, etc (1/8 cup or a couple of tablespoons)
    • Liquid, e.g. honey, maple syrup etc. (1 tablespoon; optional, just add in more flour if using it)
    • Add a (1/3 cup) Chocolate chips (optional)
    • Add any of your favorite cheeses and dips! Just follow the first 2 items under Flavor Options and you might want to leave out the sugar if you're going to add Cheddar cheese.

Steps

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    Mix flour, salt, and sugar in a small food processor. Mixing in a mixer may clear any lumps or to be certain you can sieve or shift the ingredients.
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    Mix in the butter and pulse until the butter in pieces the size of peas.
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    Carefully add milk and water. Add more flour if mixture becomes too wet.
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    Add your ingredients and lightly pulse.
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    Scoop out balls of dough with a 1 inch (2.5 cm) ice-cream scoop on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
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    Cook in a 350 degree oven for 5-6 minutes or until edges are golden brown.
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    Serve warm and enjoy!

Tips

  • Make sure that cookie sheet is fully cool before putting in another batch. Use 2 cookie sheets to have one cooling and another one baking.
  • Parchment paper allows for easy clean up.

Warnings

  • Don't overfill your food processor with dough.
  • Don't have children near food processor. Always monitor them. It is best to unplug food processor when not in use.

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Categories: Baking