Friday, January 27, 2012

Daring Bakers Challenge



Audax Artifex was our January 2012 Daring Bakers’ host. Aud worked tirelessly to master light and fluffy scones (a/k/a biscuits) to help us create delicious and perfect batches in our own kitchens!

Baking powder biscuits require few ingredients and not much time but many home cooks say they are hard to perfect. Tough biscuits, biscuits that don't rise properly, not flaky enough, not tender enough...oh the problems can be endless with these little gems.

But this month's Daring Baker's Challenge explained the science behind the baking powder biscuit. Taking to heart even a few of the tips will take your biscuits to new heights. Most important tips in my opinion are:
  • use frozen butter
  • let dough rest in fridge after initial mixing and before putting cut biscuits in the oven
Frozen butter is the secret..shhh...don't tell anyone!

Here is the recipe and tips so you can try it yourself!

13 comments:

  1. These look lovely. Really love the 'frozen butter' click :)

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  2. Well, how yummy! Your scones look perfect and delicious!

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  3. These look perfect! Great job :o)

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  4. Your scones look so perfect just like the one in cookbook. A superb result. Cheers from Audax in Sydney Australia.

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  5. Those are some great looking biscuits.

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  6. Perfectly done! This was such an outstanding recipe/technique! All I've seen so far are beautiful, flaky biscuits like yours :)

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  7. Perfect scones! Wonderful to bake along with you this month :)

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  8. I love the frozen butter tip. Your biscuits are beautiful!

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  9. These look great!!!Just followed you,please follow my on my blog.

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  10. Lovely Scones! And that picture of the frozen butter is lovely!

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  11. The biscuits looks so lovely & calling me to taste them! Tq for sharing and ur secret tips! Sttt!
    congratz ont he top 9 today and nice to meet u, greetings from Indonesia!

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  12. Beautiful biscuits! I made some recently, but I am now having a craving for more :D

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