Oh, Valentine's Day. So much chocolate. Pretty red flowers. Handmade cards + happy children. To show a little love to my valentines, I baked up some heart shaped biscuits to go along with our morning breakfast. It was the first time testing out this particular recipe and everyone agreed it was a big winner. And because I love all of you dears too, I wanted to pass along its goodness your way.
Ina's Chive Biscuits (without the chives)
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1/4 pound (1 stick) cold unsalted butter, diced
- 3/4 cup half-and-half
- 1 egg mixed with 1 tablespoon water, for egg wash
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Combine the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Add the butter and mix on low speed until the butter is the size of peas. With the mixer on low, add the half-and-half and beat until just mixed.
Dump the dough out on a well-floured board and knead lightly into a rectangle 3/4-inch thick. Cut out rounds with a 2 1/2-inch round cutter (or heart!) and place on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper. Brush with the egg wash.
Bake for 20 to 22 minutes, until the tops are browned and the insides are firm. Serve warm.
I doubled the recipe which ended up being just the right amount to feed my family of seven. You can't really have Valentine's Day without heart shaped comfort food, now can you?