Light and Fluffy Biscuits

From Cook's Country | October/November 2010

Why this recipe works:

For our Light and Fluffy Biscuits recipe, we combined the dry ingredients with the butter and shortening in the food processor; otherwise, our warm hands melted the fat, resulting in greasy biscuits. Kneading was a necessary step to activate the gluten in the flour and helped the biscuits… read more

For our Light and Fluffy Biscuits recipe, we combined the dry ingredients with the butter and shortening in the food processor; otherwise, our warm hands melted the fat, resulting in greasy biscuits. Kneading was a necessary step to activate the gluten in the flour and helped the biscuits rise, but we made sure not to overdo it; otherwise, we wound up with tough biscuits.

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Makes 12 biscuits

If you don’t have buttermilk, there is no need to run to the store. Make a substitute by stirring 1 tablespoon plus 3/4 teaspoon lemon juice or white vinegar into 1¼ cups milk. Let the mixture stand at room temperature for 10 minutes until thickened.

Ingredients

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