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King Arthur's all-purpose flour (regular, or organic) makes incredibly tasty biscuits. Just add sliced fruit and whipped cream for a delicious taste-of-summer dessert.
3 1/4 cups (13 3/4 ounces) King Arthur Select Artisan 100% Organic All-Purpose Flour or King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
1 cup (3 1/4 ounces) oat flour
1/4 cup (1 3/4 ounces) buttermilk powder
1/4 cup (1 3/4 ounces) sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon Original Bakewell Cream*
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 cup (1 stick, 4 ounces) cold unsalted butter, cubed
1 large egg
1 1/4 cups milk (+ 1 tablespoon for brushing on biscuits)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract or 1 teaspoon Buttery Sweet Dough Flavor
1 tablespoon orange zest or 1/8 teaspoon orange oil, optional
1 tablespoon sparkling sugar or Demerara sugar
*Or substitute 1 tablespoon baking powder and reduce the baking soda to 1/4 teaspoon.
Whisk together the dry ingredients, and work in the cold butter, mixing until crumbly. Whisk together the egg, milk, flavoring, and orange zest, then toss with the dry ingredients. Let the dough rest for 5 minutes, then pat it into a 9" x 12" rectangle, and cut into 12 biscuits. Transfer to a lightly greased or parchment-lined baking sheet. Brush with 1 tablespoon milk, then sprinkle with sugar.
Bake the biscuits in a preheated 425°F oven for 16 to 20 minutes, until they're golden brown. Remove them from the oven, and cool slightly before serving. To make fruit shortcake, split biscuits, and layer with sliced fresh peaches (or other fruit) and whipped cream. Yield: 12 biscuits.