Jennifer Garner's Pretend Cooking Show popped up on my Facebook Feed a while ago and I have to tell you, I really enjoy watching her. She's a true home cook, a little bit awkward, not a chef at all and really fun to watch. Her recipes are some of her favorites and so far, I've had good success with the ones I've tried. She made this biscone, a cross between a biscuit and a scone - intriguing, right? They are delish! Super easy, little bit messy but the result was really good! And, because we just received this biscuit dish in the shop, it was the perfect excuse to make them (it's available online - just search for biscuit and you'll find it real easy or come see us instore)
Whisk together in a good sized bowl
1 1/2 c. flour
1 1/2 c. cake flour
1/4 c. sugar
3/4 tsp. salt
2 tbsp. baking powder.
Grate* 2 sticks (1 cup) cold unsalted butter
Work this into the flour mixture until it resembles pea-sized pieces.
I split my flour into half and did my add ins.
I did chocolate chips for half and blueberries for the other half but you could add in whatever you like.
Slowly pour in
1 1/2 c. buttermilk and gently fold the flour into the buttermilk until all the flour is incorporated. (if you halved your recipe make the adjustment in the buttermilk - you'd use 3/4 c in each half - make sense?)
Using your hands, gather the dough together until it's mounded like a loaf of bread.
Scoop mounds of dough onto a parchment lined cookie sheet and bake at 350 for about 20-25 minutes until lightly browned on the edges and top.
Let cool and enjoy (I froze some of mine and they were still good when out of the freezer). This makes quite a few biscones - about 24)
*grating the cold butter is a trick I found. I like this method better than having to chop my butter into small pieces. I find they are all more equal in size for a more even distribution of butter.