One of my favorite things about the end of a year/start of a new year is that you get to recap what happened during the year. I love reading the "Best Of" lists. Example: Top 10 movies, Books, Cars, Restaurants, etc. . . . And sometimes I forget about all the yummy recipes I found on Blog's throughout the year, so it's nice to get a recap of the best. I found this biscuit recipe over at Real Mom Kitchen. It was her #1 bread recipe from 2010. Well, who can pass up a #1 recipe? Not me of course, especially when I have a whole carton of whipping cream in my fridge that needs used up and this recipe calls for 1 1/2 cups (not a whole carton, but it's a start). These come together really quick. The first time I made them, I wished I would have rolled them out thicker, because they didn't rise too much in the oven, so they looked a little flat. Then, I made them a second time and added an extra teaspoon of baking powder and they actually looked like a biscuit that time. I thought they tasted so yummy with a little honey on top. Plain, they don't have too much flavor since there isn't any butter in them, but they were perfect with the honey. They are really light and fall apart pretty easy. So, you don't want to pick one up and go eat it on the couch, because there will be crumbs everywhere! Great way to use up all that leftover whipping cream from the holidays.
This was my 1st attempt at these!
This was my 2nd attempt! Looks a lot better, huh?
15 Minute Cream Biscuits
adapted from: Real Mom Kitchen
2 c. flour
2 1/2 tsp. sugar
2 tsp. baking powder (2nd time I used 3 tsp.)
3/4 tsp. kosher salt
1 1/2 c. heavy whipping cream, divided
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Stir in all but 1/4 cup of the cream. Take a handful of mixture and place on work surface. Add remaining cream to dry bits in bowl and add to mixture on counter. Knead briefly until comes together. Shape into a long rectangle and cut into 8 square biscuits or cut into circles with biscuit cutter (I got 6 round ones). Place onto a lightly greased cookie sheet and bake 15-18 minutes (mine took 17 min.) or until done. Optional: brush tops with melted butter before baking.