Monday, 24 October 2011
Who Says Stuff from the Freezer isn't Good?
just under 1 tbsp regular Yeast
2 tbsp White Sugar
1/4 cup Warm Water
5 cups Flour
3 tbsp White Sugar
1 tbsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Baking Soda
3/4 tsp Salt
1 cup cold Butter
2 cups Buttermilk
In a bowl, stir yeast and 2 tbsp sugar with warm water; let sit for 10 minutes. In a separate bowl, mix flour, 3 tbsp sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Cut in butter to medium coarse texture. Stir in yeast mixture and buttermilk, and mix until dough sticks together. It will be soft and a bit sticky. Flour your work surface, roll out dough to 3/4" thick. Cut out biscuits with a 2 1/2 in biscuit cutter and poke tops with a fork. Place on a cookie sheet and freeze. Once biscuits are frozen, put in a freezer bag (mark what's inside and the date) and return to freezer. Biscuits can be frozen for up to one month.
To bake, take out number of biscuits needed and place on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Cover with a cloth and place in a warm spot and let rise for about 1-2 hours (pretty vague time requirement!) until biscuits almost double in size.
Preheat oven to 425 deg F or 220 deg.C , and bake for about 10 minutes, watch carefully, as cooking time depends on thickness and size. Yes, size matters.