7 Fresh Ways with Biscuits and Scones

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Cream Biscuits
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Makes 12 biscuits

2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon sugar
1 to 1 1/2 ... more 
Photo by: Sarah Shatz
Cream Biscuits
Save and print this recipe on Food52.

Makes 12 biscuits

2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon sugar
1 to 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
Melted butter

1. Heat the oven to 425°F. Combine the flour, salt, baking powder and sugar in a mixing bowl, stirring with a fork to blend.
2. Slowly add the cream to the dry ingredients, stirring constantly, until the dough holds together. Knead gently on a lightly floured surface for about 1 minute. Pat it into 1/2-inch thick round and use a sharp knife to it cut into 8 wedges.
3. Arrange the wedges 2 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet and brush the tops of the biscuits with melted butter. Bake for 12-15 minutes, until lightly browned. Serve warm with plenty of butter and/or honey. less 
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Tue, Apr 2, 2013 9:56 AM EDT

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