Breakfast Baking Powder Biscuits are for Americans as easy as saying 1 - 2 - 3. This recipe comes from an older edition of Betty Crocker's cook book and I would like to share it with you who would like something different for breakfast instead of toast, or croissants....
Just to be clear, round, puffed up pieces of pastry are called biscuits in the United States and are called crumpits in the U.K. although biscuits are eaten for breakfast in the States, crumpits are eaten for tea in the U.K. Both are practically the same. Biscuits in England are however cookies in the States. So you see there is a difference between the American and the English language although they are both "English".
- 2 cups all-purpose flour.
- 1 Tbsp. sugar.
- 3 tsp. baking powder.
- 1 tsp. salt.
- ½ cup butter.
- ¾ cup milk.
- Heat oven to 450 degrees F ( 230 degrees C)
- Mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in the bowl of your stand up mixer.
- Add butter in small bits.
- Using your paddle attachment start mixing until the flour looks like coarse sand.
- Add milk and mix slowly until all milk is combined and dough is soft and sticky.
- Scrape dough out of the bowl onto a slightly floured working surface and knead for about 10 minutes.
- If is still too sticky add some more flour till is does not stick so much as before and is more pliable and dry.
- Pat flat about 2.5 cm in thickness and cut out 3 cm diameter round pieces of dough and place on an un-greased cooking sheet.
- Bake for max 10 minutes using the second highest level in your oven otherwise they might burn from under. I am slowly finding out my new (1 year old) oven is too strong.
- Serve warm with marmalade, cheese or ham and salted butter. Yummy!!