You may remember our recent post featuring Pizzeria 712’s own Taylor Mason’s “Best Biscuits” recipe. Well, there was quite a stir when Joseph Mcrae read the “best biscuits” claim. Joseph is quite fond of his own biscuit recipe and the debate rages. So, we’re asking our friends to help us settle this question once and for all ~ before the biscuits hit the fan!
Win a $25 Gift Card!
Here’s how you can win. We’re posting both Joseph’s and Taylor’s “best biscuits” recipes, and to be entered into a drawing for a $25 gift card, you make a batch of biscuits using each recipe and then tell us which biscuits you liked by posting your results on your Facebook page. Easy!
The bake off competition will run the entire month of February — so you have four weeks to make your two batches of biscuits.
Here is what Joseph calls the recipe for the “Best Biscuits”:
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 lb unsalted butter
- 2 tablespoons baking powder
- 2 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 3 cups heavy cream
Mix the dry ingredients. Cut in cold (very cold) butter. You may want to cube the butter and stick it back in the refrigerator to cool before cutting it into the flour. You want a crumbly mixture. Add the cream and stir until just combined. Roll out to 1/2 in. thick and cut with a biscuit cutter. Brush the tops with egg white and bake at 350 for 20 – 25 minutes
Here is what Taylor claims to be the recipe for the “Best Biscuits”:
- 1 lb all-purpose flour
- 1/2 lb unsalted butter (cold, seriously cold)
- 1 oz baking powder
- 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 – 2 cups cream or buttermilk
Mix all dry ingredients in large bowl. Cube the nearly frozen butter. Use a food processor or pastry cutter to cut the butter into the dry ingredients. Large chunks of butter are okay, in fact, that is what you want. Fold the cream or buttermilk, whichever you prefer, into the dry ingredients just until combined. Do not over mix. For the fluffiest biscuits use a spoon and “drop” biscuits onto a parchment lined sheet tray. Bake for 10 – 15 minutes at 400 degrees until golden and lovely.
Best of luck in the drawing and we know you’ll enjoy your two batches of biscuits … we just want to know which one you enjoyed the most! Good luck everyone!