Flake biscuits are a type of savory biscuit that are flaky and buttery in texture. They are similar to a traditional buttery biscuit but with a more layered texture. The recipe typically uses a combination of flour, baking powder, salt, cold butter, and milk.
To make flake biscuits, you start by combining the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Cut cold butter into small pieces and use a pastry cutter or your fingers to mix the butter into the flour mixture until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Then add in milk, a little at a time, until the dough comes together.
Next, turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead it lightly for a minute or two until it becomes smooth. Then roll out the dough into a rectangle shape and fold it into thirds like a letter. Roll it out again and repeat the folding process two more times. This process creates layers in the dough, which gives the biscuits their signature flaky texture.
Using a biscuit cutter, cut the dough into circles and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake the biscuits in a preheated oven until they are golden brown and puffed up.
Flake biscuits are a versatile recipe that can be enjoyed on their own, as a side dish with a meal, or as a base for a breakfast sandwich. They are also delicious when served warm with butter or honey.