Monday, July 13, 2020

Laminated Biscuits #BreadBakers


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We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme/ingredient. This month Sue of Palatable Pastime is hosting and asked the bloggers to bake biscuits or scones. Sue wrote: "Bake up a biscuit or scone  using yeast rather than just baking powder.
 These bake up quick so the oven  won't be on that long in this warm summer month."

If you are a food blogger and would like to join us, just send an email with your blog URL to Stacy at foodlustpeoplelove@gmail.com.

Here's the #BreadBakers biscuit and scone bar...

Ingredients makes about fifteen 2" square biscuits
  • 1/4 cup organic granulated sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons warm water
  • 2 teaspoons (or 1 envelope) active dry yeast
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, cold and cubed plus another 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, cold
  • 2 cups whole plain buttermilk (you can use yogurt, instead)
  • light oil for greasing the bowl (I used canola)
  • Also needed: pastry blender, rolling pin, parchment paper

Procedure

In a small mixing bowl, stir together sugar, 3 Tablespoons warm water, and yeast. Let stand until mixture is bloomed and foamy, approximately 5 minutes.

In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder. Using your hands or a pastry blender, cut in cold, cubed butter (1 cup or 2 sticks) until mixture is crumbly. Add yeast mixture and buttermilk, stirring until dry ingredients are just moistened.

Knead by hand a few times until dough comes together. Oil a large mixing bowl and place dough in bowl, turning so that it's completely covered in oil. Cover with a clean dish towel and let rise in a warm spot until raised and puffy, approximately 90 minutes to 2 hours.

While the dough rises, pound the 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter into a rectangle and wrap in parchment paper.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.



Turn out dough onto a lightly floured piece of parchment. Gently roll dough into an 18" x 12" rectangle. Unwrap butter and place in center of dough. Fold dough into thirds, like a letter. Each fold and turn creates a new layer of dough!


Roll dough to 1-1/2" thick. Rotate dough 90 degrees, and fold dough again into thirds, like a letter. 


Roll dough to a rectangle at 1-1/2" thickness, again. Cut dough into squares and gently separate the biscuits. Transfer to prepared sheet.



 Bake until golden brown, approximately 15 to 20 minutes. Let cool on pan for 5 minutes. These are delicious as is, but they are even more delicious with some homemade jam! Enjoy.

8 comments:

  1. Camilla your biscuits look so flaky, delicate and golden. I am sure these taste yum!

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  2. So, the Angel Biscuits are basically just a laminated biscuit as well only cut into rounds instead of squares.

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  3. Look at those layers!!! Oh my!!

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  4. Wow! wonderful crispy, flaky biscuits.

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  5. Lamination does wonders, love this flaky biscuits great treat I am going to give this one a try.

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  6. These are just gorgeous - those layers are amazing!

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  7. I had never heard of these biscuits before. I was so intrigued I had to try them at the earliest. OMG such a delicious recipe!

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