Make this easy biscuit recipe as a special treat. Let’s see, butter and heavy whipping cream, but a light hand. What’s not to be flaky? Add a heart shape and brushed butter on top. I can smell them fresh from the oven now.
- 2 T unsalted butter, melted and divided
- 1/2 C self rising flour
- 2 T cold unsalted butter, cut into 12 pieces
- 3 1/2 T cold heavy whipping cream
To prepare the butter, cut into pieces and return to refrigerator until needed. This helps to produce a flaky biscuit.
Pre-heat oven to 450 F.
Brush 1 T of the melted butter over a 6 in. square area on a baking sheet and set aside.
Sift the flour into a bowl.
Cut butter pieces into the flour using 2 knives. (Crisscross the knives through the butter.) If needed, use a fork to cut through any lumps which are larger than a pea.
Sprinkle cold whipping cream over the flour mixture. Note: Don’t dump the cream into the dough.
Mix with a fork until the dough begins to hold together. If necessary, add 1/2 T more of cream.
Flour your hands (use disposable vinyl gloves as well) and knead the dough 6 times while still in the bowl.
Lightly flour a cutting board and place the dough on the flour. (I use a sheet of freezer paper, glossy side up, right on the kitchen counter instead of a cutting board.)
Form dough into a rectangle about 1/2 in. thick.
If you’re making these for your Sweetie, use a heart-shaped cookie cutter and cut out 3 to 4 biscuits. Otherwise, use a different cookie cutter or just cut into 4 pieces.
Place biscuits on the baking sheet.
Bake 10 minutes or until a golden brown.
Use the remaining melted butter to brush the tops of the biscuits while they are still warm.