Copycat KFC Biscuits

I cut these out with a heart-shaped cookie cutter for Valentine's Day!

Copycat KFC Biscuits

Photo by Diane V.

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  • 2

    cups all-purpose flour

  • 1

    tablespoon baking powder

  • ¼

    teaspoon baking soda

  • ¾

    teaspoon salt

  • 6

    tablespoons very cold lard, vegetable shortening, or unsalted butter (I used 3T shortening and 3T butter)

  • ¾ to 1

    cup cold buttermilk

  • Melted butter for brushing tops of biscuits


NOTE: For best results, it's important that the dough be as cold as possible when ready to work with, so I put the flour, butter, shortening, and buttermilk in the freezer while I got the other ingredients out, prepared a lightly floured work surface, and lined a baking sheet with parchment paper. Ok, Let's make Biscuits: Sift the first 4 ingredients together in a large mixing bowl. (I was lazy and just whisked it well). Cut in the fat of choice with a pastry cutter or with two knives until it resembles the size of small peas. Pouring in a thin stream, add the buttermilk slowly with one hand while stirring it in with the other hand, just until it comes together in a ball. (Start with 3/4 c buttermilk, then increase if needed. Mine was a bit dry, so I added the additional 1/4 c) Knead dough in the bowl with your hand or a spoon for 1 minute. Preheat oven to 450 F. Roll or pat out the dough into a 1/2-inch thick rectangle on the floured surface; then fold it over itself a couple of times like you're folding a letter, pressing dough together. Flatten it back out to 1/2-inch thickness then cut biscuits out with a 2 to 2 1/2-inch biscuit cutter, or a cup or glass. (For Valentine's, I used a heart-shaped cookie cutter). Place biscuits on the lined baking sheet and bake until golden brown, 10-12 minutes. (Mine took 11 mins.) Remove from oven and brush tops with melted butter and serve immediately. Makes 8-10 biscuits.


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