Flaky Biscuits

Flaky Biscuits

Flaky biscuits is a quick and delicious quick bread recipe, made with bread flour, butter, and milk, with a fabulous light and velvety texture.
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  • Serves: 9 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients. Preheat the oven to 425 F and make sure the rack is in the center of the oven.
  2. Step 2

    In a large bowl, combine flours, baking powder and salt and mix well.
  3. Step 3

    Add the butter and with your fingertips, 2 knives, or a pastry blender, cut in the cold butter and shortening until the mixture resembles cornmeal.
  4. Step 4

    Stir in the cold milk and buttermilk and mix just until dry ingredients are moistened.
  5. Step 5

    Gather the dough into a ball and place on a lightly floured work surface.
  6. Step 6

    Roll the dough into a 4 x 10-inch rectangle. Brush lightly with some of the melted butter. Fold one-third of the long side over on the dough, then fold the other side on top to make three layers.
  7. Step 7

    Roll the dough into an 8-inch square and cut into 9 biscuits. (This prevents scraps of dough and re-rolling, which makes tough biscuits.) If you prefer round biscuits, cut with a 2-inch biscuit cutter, flouring the cutter in between cuts. Make sure that you press straight down with the biscuit cutter so your biscuits will have straight sides.
  8. Step 8

    Place biscuits 1 1/2-inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet and brush tops with melted butter.
  9. Step 9

    Bake at 425 F for 11 to 14 minutes or until golden brown. Serve immediately.