Friday, November 7, 2008


Yet another chapter in the Quest.

This morning I used shortening, one full teaspoon of Tony's, and one full teaspoon of kosher salt. The flavor was pretty damn near perfect.

I've been getting frustrated with the kneading process: to make it not stick to everything, I have to use so much flour as to make the biscuits tough. So this morning I had a wild hair and dumped the dough into my KitchenAid with the dough hook on low for 2 minutes instead of kneading with my hands. I had my doubts, but.....

Even fluffier biscuits!

Then I turned them out onto a lightly floured surface, did a few envelope folds, patted it down, and used a big kitchen knife to cut the dough into rectangles, which I believe are much more intriguing than the plain jane every day circles.
I think this is my favorite yet.

Must remember to use the KitchenAid bowl only next time, as using my red bowl just adds another step and another thing to wash.


Katy Agnew said...

yummy! Hey, you want to bring some of your biscuits over Saturday night? :) Cliff's cooking chili...


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