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Flaky Kefir Biscuits

November 23rd, 2013 in Appetizers & Snacks by
Total cooking time: 40min
Flaky Kefir Biscuits Recipe

It was a bit unusual for me to learn that name for this kind of flaky breakfast breads is “biscuits”, at least this is what they are called here in US.

There are variations of biscuits prepared with milk, or buttermilk, my recipe uses kefir. Kefir consistency may vary, for more thick kefir you may need to use more than a cup. For better results, use butter and kefir cooled down directly from fridge.

Flaky kefir biscuits taste perfect when served warm with a slice of butter, for breakfast or brunch.

Ingredients:


How to prepare, step-by-step:

  1. Prepare ingredients:
    Flaky Kefir Biscuits Recipe: Step 1
    Flaky Kefir Biscuits Recipe: Step 1
  2. Pour flour into a mixing bowl:
    Flaky Kefir Biscuits Recipe: Step 2
    Flaky Kefir Biscuits Recipe: Step 2
  3. Add salt and sugar:
    Flaky Kefir Biscuits Recipe: Step 3
    Flaky Kefir Biscuits Recipe: Step 3
  4. And baking powder and mix:
    Flaky Kefir Biscuits Recipe: Step 4
    Flaky Kefir Biscuits Recipe: Step 4
  5. Add cooled butter:
    Flaky Kefir Biscuits Recipe: Step 5
    Flaky Kefir Biscuits Recipe: Step 5
  6. And carefully start mashing butter into flour with a fork:
    Flaky Kefir Biscuits Recipe: Step 6
    Flaky Kefir Biscuits Recipe: Step 6
  7. Until all butter is mashed into pieces not bigger than a pea:
    Flaky Kefir Biscuits Recipe: Step 7
    Flaky Kefir Biscuits Recipe: Step 7
  8. Add cooled down kefir:
    Flaky Kefir Biscuits Recipe: Step 8
    Flaky Kefir Biscuits Recipe: Step 8
  9. And carefully mix kefir into flour and dough mix:
    Flaky Kefir Biscuits Recipe: Step 9
    Flaky Kefir Biscuits Recipe: Step 9
  10. Until you get more or less cohesive dough, put bowl with dough to freezer for 20 mins; turn oven on to warm it up to 450F:
    Flaky Kefir Biscuits Recipe: Step 10
    Flaky Kefir Biscuits Recipe: Step 10
  11. Turn dough out to a wooden board lightly dusted with flour; knead it dough with a few light strokes, don’t overheat it:
    Flaky Kefir Biscuits Recipe: Step 11
    Flaky Kefir Biscuits Recipe: Step 11
  12. Even dough with hands about 1.5inches thick:
    Flaky Kefir Biscuits Recipe: Step 12
    Flaky Kefir Biscuits Recipe: Step 12
  13. Then using biscuit cutter or a glass about 3 inches in diameter cut dough into circles; mix cut off dough together and repeat procedure; you will get about 8 pieces:
    Flaky Kefir Biscuits Recipe: Step 13
    Flaky Kefir Biscuits Recipe: Step 13
  14. Transfer dough pieces to a cookie sheet lined up with parchment paper and put to the oven for 10 mins on 450F:
    Flaky Kefir Biscuits Recipe: Step 14
    Flaky Kefir Biscuits Recipe: Step 14
  15. Remove cooked biscuits from the oven:
    Flaky Kefir Biscuits Recipe: Step 15
    Flaky Kefir Biscuits Recipe: Step 15
  16. And serve warm with or without butter:
    Flaky Kefir Biscuits Recipe: Step 16
    Flaky Kefir Biscuits Recipe: Step 16
Enjoy!

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Humairah

Can these biscuits be frozen?

ChefHarry

Very good biscuits! I added 30% to the leavening and used 1/3 baking powder and 2/3 baking soda (the kefir provides plenty of acid). They rose perfectly–very fluffy but no air holes–to almost three times the 1 inch thickness of the dough. Next time, I’ll roll the dough out to 1/2-3/4 inch thick before cutting the biscuits.

Bettie

Wow . . . wow . . . wow. … I just made them… goodness gregarious they were sooooo good. I have been trying to make a good biscuit for ages and always before end up with store bought. THese were flaky and slightly sour. soo tasty. Thank you so much.

Laleh

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Exie

These biscuits are amazing! The kefir really makes a difference. They’re so buttery and delicious – thanks for this recipe!