Would you believe me if I told you that these biscuits have only 2 INGREDIENTS?!?! I did not believe it when I found this recipe at The Country Cook, so much so that I just had to try it. I am a believer now! I do not know the “food science” behind it or why/how it works, but I do know they’re freakin’ delicious & easy!
One of the ingredients is self-rising flour. I had never used it before now. Apparently, it already has everything in it; sugar, baking powder, salt, etc….. I googled it 🙂 Combine that with some heavy whipping cream and surprisingly you have warm, fluffy, dense, and utterly delicious biscuits in no time!
I will say that while nothing can come close to a real, homemade, warm buttermilk biscuit….. these cream biscuits are a great substitute for when you don’t have a lot of time but want some type of bread side with your dinner or with soup. By the way, these puffy & delicious little beauties are so good with soup. I would know because when I made these, I made them for the soup we were having for dinner. Try it! 🙂
Serves 6 biscuits
- 1 1/2 cups self-rising flour
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) butter, melted
- Heat oven to 500 degrees and prepare a cookie sheet with silpat, parchment paper, or cooking spray.
- Measure out the self-rising flour and put into a mixing bowl. Slowly add the heavy cream to the flour. Using a wooden spoon, gently mix together. You DO NOT want to over mix biscuits. You just want to mix until the dough comes together and forms into a soft ball shape.
- If the dough is too wet add more self-rising flour, a little bit at a time. If dough is too crumbly, add more milk a little bit at a time.
- Spray a counter top with cooking spray and dump your dough ball onto it. With your fingers, gently press the dough down to form a thick circle shape. Use a biscuit cutter to form your biscuits.
- Put biscuits onto the cookie sheet.
- Take the remaining dough and using your fingers form into another thick circle shape. Cut additional biscuits. Repeat until you get 6 biscuits.
- Brush each biscuit with some melted butter.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes. Brush the remaining melted butter over the tops of the cooked biscuit.
The blog that I got this recipe from has really good tips/advice, as well as lots of step-by-step photos. Definitely go check it out HERE if you want that additional help. Hope you have a wonderful day!