2 cups all-purpose flour (not self-rising)
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups heavy cream, plus additional for brushing
Put a rack in middle of oven and preheat to 425 degrees.
Lightly grease baking sheet or pan.
Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt into bowl. Add cream and stir just until a dough forms.
Gather dough into a ball, turn out onto a lightly floured surface, and gently knead 6 times, approximately 30 seconds.
Pat dough into a 10 inch round (1/2 inch thick).
Cut out as many rounds as possible with lightly floured cutter, dipping it in flour before each cut, and invert rounds onto greased baking sheet, spacing them about 1 1/2 inches apart.
Gather scrapes, pat out dough, and cut out more rounds in same manner.
A simpler method is to gently press the dough into an 8-inch square cake pan, then turn the dough out on the counter and using a knife or dough scraper (bench knife), cut the dough into squares..
Brush tops of rounds with cream.
Bake until pale golden, 12 to 15 minutes.
Tranfer biscuits to a rack to cool and serve warm or at room temperature.
Pairs Well With
This recipe is incredibly easy (and so tasty) to make because you don't have to cut in the fat — it's already there in the cream. Recipe from The Gourmet Cookbook. Unlike traditional biscuits, cream biscuits benefit from relatively rough treatment. so don't be afraid to knead for 30 seconds. NOTE: Be sure to use heavy cream, otherwise you'll be disappointed!