3-Ingredient Cream Cheese Biscuits
Tender little biscuits loaded with cream cheese and butter. Theyâ€™re incredibly flaky with millions of layers that melt in your mouth!
|8 ounces||full fat cream cheese, softened|
|2/3 cup||butter, softened|
|1 cup||self-rising flour*, plus more for dusting|
Pulse together the cream cheese, butter and flour in a food processor until combined, about 10 pulses, stopping to scrape down the sides of the bowl halfway through.
Turn out onto a piece of lightly floured parchment paper and pat it into a disc. Refrigerate 1 hour.
Place an oven rack on the highest rung and preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
Sprinkle a work surface with flour, unwrap the dough and sprinkle the top and a rolling pin lightly with flour.
Roll out to 1/2-inch thick and cut out biscuits with a 1 + 1/4-inch size biscuit cutter. Place them on the baking sheet about an inch apart.
Stick the scraps together and make more biscuits. If you can't fit them all on the baking sheet refrigerate and bake them in turns.
Bake about 14 minutes on the top rack until golden and puffed, rotating the pan halfway through. You can brush the tops with melted butter if you like.
They're best eaten fresh and warm!
*To make your own self-rising flour whisk 1 cup of flour with 1 + Â½ teaspoons baking powder plus Â¼ teaspoon salt.
To get the best rise with the most layers you have to cut them out with a biscuit cutter or knife. Not a glass. And donâ€™t twist the cutter â€“ push it straight down and lift it straight up.
Also, make sure the biscuits are well chilled when they go into the oven. You can cut them out and pop them back in the refrigerator for a few minutes to make sure. Otherwise youâ€™ll end up with half melted, disfigured biscuits