4
| Recipes |

Rise to the Occasion With Biscuit Recipe From Four Friends Kitchen

^
Keep Westword Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Denver and help keep the future of Westword free.

Biscuits seem simple enough. Just twist open the can and put them in the oven, right? Not exactly. In the South, where biscuits are woven into the fabric of the culture, these baked treats are subject to endless variations, made with everything from buttermilk to lard to sweet potatoes. At the Southern-inspired Four Friends Kitchen, which I review this week, chef Larry Shore makes a terrific drop (rather than rolled) version, which comes together quickly. This allows him to make small batches throughout the day so they're always fresh. And now you can enjoy them, too, since he was kind enough to share the recipe:

Biscuits
Makes two dozen
Recipe courtesy of Larry Shore, Four Friends Kitchen

2 tsp. salt
2 tbsp. baking powder
4 cups chilled flour
2/3 cup butter, plus melted butter to brush on top
2 cups buttermilk

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Mix salt, baking powder and flour. Cut butter into ¼-inch chunks and massage it into the flour, rubbing between your hands until you have a chunky texture. Leave some of the butter in chunks. Add buttermilk. Mix with fork until just blended. Turn out onto a floured surface and knead ten times. Don’t over-handle the dough. Scoop with an ice-cream scoop onto a non-stick cookie sheet. Brush tops with melted butter. Bake for 10-14 minutes and serve.

Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.

 

Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.