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KFC-Style Biscuits Made at Home

KFC-Style Biscuits Made at Home

I'm aiming to be Colonel Sanders! It's my favorite KFC-style biscuits that are just a bit sweet.

Ingredients: 5-6 7-8 cm diameter pieces

Cake flour
100 g
Bread (strong) flour
150 g
Honey
1 teaspoon
Shortening
20 g
Butter
50 g
Baking powder
5 g
Sugar
1 tablespoon
Skim milk
1 tablespoon
Milk
110 ml

Steps

1. Put all the ingredients into a bowl except for milk. (Use chilled butter just removed from the fridge.) Cut the butter with a bench scraper to mix in.
2. Once the butter has been cut into 1 cm cubes, crush them with your fingers. There's only one hand in the photo, but use both hands to crush like you're washing your hands.
3. The mixture will develop a powdery texture like okara. The butter lumps should be the size of a grain of rice.
4. Pour the milk in the center and mix roughly with a spatula. It's done once the dough forms. Do not worry if there are some rice-sized pieces of butter left. Do not knead the dough.
5. Put the dough into a plastic bag and let rest for 20-30 minutes in the fridge. Preheat the oven to 190°C.
6. Take the dough out from the fridge, roll it out with a rolling pin over the bag, and fold. Repeat this process several times. Then roll out into a 1.5 cm thickness.
7. Open up the bag and fold the dough half. It should be 1.5 x 2 = 3 cm thick. Do not press too much. This is the key to get it to crack while baking.
8. Place each piece of dough on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Reduce the heat to 180°C and bake for 15-20 minutes. When it has baked, let it cool on a cooling rack.
9. Keep them in a plastic bag after cooling. Toast the biscuits just before eating, they'll become crispy and delicious!
10. Variation: Use 1/3 of honey and 2/3 of maple syrup to make a KFC-style syrup.

Story Behind this Recipe

I love KFC biscuits! So I made them in my way.