There are a lot of biscuit recipes out there and this one isn’t even Alton’s favorite, but it’s mine. We make only very minor adjustments to make this perfect for us. Someday, I promise, we’ll do a step-by-step version of this but for now you can watch Alton and his adorable Ma Mae go head-to-head baking biscuits.
Adorable video here!
You’ll see Alton is weighing his dry goods. I don’t doubt that this makes a great baked good, but I’ve tried weighing and not weighing on the chocolate chip cookies from earlier this week and… I’m just not buying it. It takes too long and stuff I make still tastes great. Once I found out Alton’s own mother told him she wouldn’t read his cook book if he only weighed the ingredients, I felt justified in ignoring him. 😉
1. We use all butter instead of shortening and butter. I’m pretty sure I still have the can of shortening that I bought for this recipe in my pantry. There’s just no flavor in shortening!
3. Biscuit-cutter not required (although I haven’t tried one, and it might be handy!) I use a round cookie-cutter and, in a biscuit emergency, even used a glass that was roughly the right size to cut the biscuits. Definitely harder that way, but it works. James’ dad is still talking about the biscuits we made with the glass cutter, so I think it worked out.
Oh right… AND ALTON!!!!