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!