I love watching cooking shows on TV and YouTube and ran across a YouTube Video with instructions for making biscuits in a food processor. I followed the instructions and loved the results.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp Kosher salt
- 6 tbsp of butter
- 3/4 cup buttermilk
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Add dry ingredients to food processor and pulse 4-5 times to combine.
- Cut butter into pats and place on top of flour mixture in food processor. Pulse 5-6 times to incorporate. Do not over mix.
- Add buttermilk and pulse just until dough forms... About 9-10 pulses... Do not over-mix.
- Turn out onto lightly floured surface. Shape into a ball and roll to desired thickness.
- I used my cookie cutter to cut out the biscuits then re-worked the remaining dough and made a bread stick.
- Place biscuits on a lightly greased pan (I use a parchment paper lined pan instead).
I probably left my biscuits under the broiler a tad too long but I do like my biscuits brown. They were still good and my husband loved them.
Update: The recipe above calls for buttermilk and I don't always have buttermilk in my fridge. I decided to purchase a container of the powdered buttermilk and try it. There is a definite difference in the final outcome. I added 3 tablespoons of the buttermilk powder to the dry ingredients in the food processor and added 3/4 cups of water in step 4. I think I will add a little less water the next time because my dough was a bit too sticky and I had to incorporate more flour than I wanted to. When I finally got the dough to the consistency that I wanted. I squeezed off clumps of dough (just like my mother does), rolled them into balls, patted them into discs and placed on a parchment paper lined cast iron pan.
Again, I left the biscuits under the broiler a tad too long but they, other than that, they were tender, soft and delicious. I don't know whether the powdered buttermilk made the difference or not. I'll have to give each method another try to see but, as I stated earlier, I will use less water when using the powdered buttermilk.