Braided Biscuits – cute biscuits to make your holiday table pretty and surprise your guests!
These cute Braided Biscuits caught my eye about two years ago when I saw then on Big Girls Small Kitchen blog. Cara developed them throughout the years and serves them on her Thanksgiving feast for her family.
I just made them for the first time. I like the way they taste. The sour cream in the recipe reminds me of a foccaccia my mom and grandmother used to make.
The procedure is not compliated, but it is time-consuming. You need to make a dough, let it rest for 2 hours and then shappe 5-inch long strands which you braid three by three. You repeat it until there is no more dough left. Doing like that, you will get 24 biscuits. My strands turned out a little bit too thick, so I got only 16 long braids. I’m sure they would be even better if I rolled them thinner.
All in all, I can recommend these Braided Biscuits to anyone who wants to make their holiday table pretty and surprise their guests.
- 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 4 tsp sugar
- 3 Tbsp butter, cold (about 43 g)
- 2/3 cup sour cream
In your food processor, mix flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Add the butter and process until you get crumb-like texture. Add the sour cream and mix until the dough forms a ball. (Of course, you can make all this mixing by hand as well).
Take the ball out of food processor, flatten it and wrap in plastic. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
On a floured counter, take walnut-sized piece of dough and roll it into 1/2-inch thick and 5 inches long strand. Your hands should be dusted with flour to prevent sticking. Do the same with 2 more strands. Pinch the top of all three ends together, then make them into a braid. Pinch the ends together. You may need to add a drop of water if the dough will not stick together. Repeat the procedure with the remaining dough.
Transfer braids to a baking sheet lined with baking paper. Braids should be about 1 inch apart.
Bake in a preheated 450 F (230 C) oven until golden, about 12 minutes.