Biscuit for One

Have you ever had the morning to yourself in your house – maybe you’re working from home, maybe your hubby has taken the little one on an adventure, or maybe you’re sick – and you’ve felt like you just needed something a little special for breakfast? 

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Bacon and eggs would be too hearty, and cinnamon toast too mundane.  Pancakes are too plentiful, waffles are a family brunch, and you don’t feel like warmly drizzled maple syrup anyway – not today. 

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Maybe you’ve got a jar of pistachio curd in the refrigerator, which is precious and needs to be eaten not on fingers, not smeared carelessly on store-bought bread, but daubed amidst melting butter on a biscuit hot out of the oven.  Just one biscuit – not a whole batch – to flake apart and dissolve on your tongue, to be nibbled alternately with sips from a cup of tea and savoured savoured savoured like the opportunity to crack open a book, the morning, the quiet, and the chance to nurture yourself with perfect food.

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Note:  for all you Haligonians – I procured this fantastic pistachio curd at Liquid Gold.  I would highly recommend you buy some and smear it on biscuits too….

Biscuit for One
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Ingredients
  1. 1 cup all-purpose white flour
  2. 1/2 tsp. each salt and baking powder
  3. 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  4. 2 tbsp. cold butter
  5. 1/3 cup cold sour milk or buttermilk
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350F. Grease a small baking pan, or line with parchment.
  2. Combine the dry ingredients in a small bowl. Using your fingers, crumble the cold butter into the dry ingredients until it has been broken into pebble-sized pieces. Add just enough of the cold milk to form a cohesive dough when stirred together. Using your hands, knead the dough for just a couple of turns - just enough to ensure it's uniformly mixed.
  3. Shape the dough into a biscuit and place on the baking sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes or until browned at the edges.
  4. Enjoy!
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12 comments on “Biscuit for One

  1. Thank you for this. It was just the ticket for a chilly winter morning. I did use a higher oven temp, but other than that made no changes. Taste, texture, rise and crust were perfect.

    • That is great to hear! With all the mug cake recipes out and about – which I use frequently when I want just one treat, not a dozen – I thought it was high time there was a biscuit equivalent!

  2. This made me 2 biscuits. Would deginiyely recommend adding some salt to the recipe as well as cooking at a higher temp, like 450. And if you want, throw some shredded cheese on top around half way through cooking

  3. I’m totally late to the game but this is exactly what I was looking for! It’s snowing and my husband is on a ski trip, I wanted something warm and filling before I tackle shoveling the walkway. Perfect.

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  5. Because I am lay, I decided to forgo the whole oven thing, and try this in a mug in the microwave. Luckily this recipe really does make two biscuits. I popped half of the recipe into a mug and then into the microwave for three minutes. And got a rock. Because it didn’t rise a lot or get brown, the appearance at one minute (in reality a very nice fluffy biscuit) ended up looking like a lump of dough. Soooo yeah. One minute. Very nice biscuit too!

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