Did you know that ‘om-nom-nom-nom’ originated from Cookie Monster? When you think about it it makes total sense. If you’re interested watch the Know Your Meme on it here.
We don’t get biscuits in the UK. The closest equivalent is scones, a British tea-time staple. Scones with clotted cream, strawberry jam and a cuppa tea? Perfection. But biscuits are a whole different breed, and the first time I had them in the States (for breakfast with country gravy) it was like a taste sensation explosion in my mouth. A definite om-nom-nom-nom moment. They were warm, buttery, flaky and I couldn’t get enough. Ever since then I’ve been on a mission to recreate them, and this recipe comes pretty darn close.
Have them hot and straight from the oven, split with a little butter and honey, true Southern style. I can’t wait to go back to Portland next week and gorge myself on all of my missed Amurikan fare!
(recipe adapted slightly from Honey Never Spoils)
2 cups flour
3 tsp baking powder
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
4 tbsp unsalted butter (plus a little more for brushing)
3/4 cup milk
1. Pre-heat your oven to 220 degrees celsius and lightly grease a baking sheet. Set aside.
2. Mix together the flour, baking soda, sugar and salt in a medium bowl.
3. Cut the butter into small pieces and, making sure your hands are cold, rub in to the flour mixture.
4. Add the milk and stir until incorporated (you might not need all of it, I found I had a little too much, so add enough until it comes together into a workable dough).
5. Sprinkle a work surface with flour, dump the dough onto it and knead until smooth.
6. Roll out the dough to about an inch of thickness (these babies rise a lot) and cut them out with a glass or round cookie cutter.
7. Place biscuits on the greased sheet, brush the tops with a little melted butter, and bake for 12 minutes.
8. Stuff your face.
Simple, tasty and if you don’t want to/can’t eat them all you can totally freeze the raw dough until later. This made about nine biscuits, and between my mom and I we gobbled them up in a couple of days.
Until next time folks, peace and love.