I like the idea of biscuits.
The easy to roll out, perfectly round, individual portions - in other words the Perfect Biscuit. However, I have never discovered this holy grail. Most recipes leave you with a messy counter, crumbs of flour and butter and are hard to mix together. If a recipe says anything about 'pea sized' bits of cut in butter, I know I won't have fun making that recipe (even though I will probably suffer through making it).
Yesterday, I was planning on making pizza, so I started to make some dough. I only had 2 hours to make it from yeast poof to eat, so I decided to make my favorite pita bread recipe for the crust. Then I thought, "Why can't I make this dough into biscuits?"
And Behold! The Mini Pita Biscuit was made!
This dough is really nice and easy to handle. It is dream dough! The pita biscuits are crisp on the outside and soft on the inside AND they still taste great the 2nd day.
Mini Pita Biscuits
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp instant (also called: fast acting or bread machine) yeast
2 tsp baking powder (secret ingredient!)
2 tsp sugar
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 cup water
2 Tbs veg. oil
Combine all the ingredients to form a shaggy dough. Kneed dough for 5 mins. in an electric mixer or 10 mins by hand, until it's smooth. Place dough in a lightly greased bowl and let rest in a warm place for 1 hour.
Heat oven to 500F degrees.
Turn the dough out onto your work surface - kneed gently a couple times- Roll out to about 1/4 inch thick (the thick the dough the higher they will rise in the oven). Cut into circles with a biscuit cutter or squares with a pizza cutter.
Place biscuits on lightly greased cookie sheets and bake for 5 mins until golden brown.
Remove from oven and enjoy!