Cream Biscuits (from America’s Test Kitchen)

Recipe courtesy Alton Brown, but see Good Eats, season 1, episode 7, "The Dough Also Rises".


  2 cups all-purpose flour
  2 tbsp sugar
  1 tsp baking powder
  ½ tsp salt
  1¼+ cups heavy cream


1. Preheat oven to 450°.

2. Mix dry ingredients first, then add cream. Add more cream until right consistency is reached—like a baby’s bottom (or bread dough). Press into a 9" cake pan, dump out then cut biscuits. Gather waste and press out to same thickness to recut the rest.

3. Bake 15 minutes at 450° until light golden; turn 180° halfway through. Note: Take them out a little underdone because they will continue to cook inside. This avoids them drying out.