Originally Posted by nchunt101
I am envious. I fancy myself a better than average cook and have cooked in some decent places but I can not make a biscuit to save my life. I just go by Bojangles or Hardees and get a bunch of plain biscuits if I feel the need to have them.
One trick is to not beat up the dough too much. Have to work it absolutely as LITTLE as possible.
While doing that, I preheat the oven to 450, with the cast iron skillet, and about 1/5 stick of butter (real ****, not processed oil). I pat out the dough about an inch and a half thick, cut it with a coffee cup. Then when the oven and skillet are done heating, I swirl the butter around to coat the skillet real good, then I pour the excess into the coffee cup. I arrange the biscuits in the skillet, and brush the excess butter over the tops.
Then I knock the heat down to about 400 for a bit, until they rise and start to look firm, then kick it back up to 450 until lightly browned on top.
Oh, I use an 8" skillet.