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June 2, 2018

Blue Ribbon Biscuits

State Fair of Texas

Blue Ribbon Biscuits 1

Blue Ribbon Butter ‘em Up Biscuits

1/3 cup butter (+ extra for pan)

3 cups all-purpose flour (+ extra for surface)

2 teaspoons salt

1 tablespoon sugar

1 tablespoon baking powder

1/3 cup coconut oil

1 cup buttermilk

1 large egg


Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Spread thin layer of butter on bottom and sides of 9×13-inch baking pan; set aside. In a large bowl, whisk together 3 cups flour with salt, sugar, and baking powder. Cut in the 1/3 cup each of butter and coconut oil until crumbly. In a small bowl, whisk together buttermilk and egg. Pour into flour mixture. Mix until dough is barely combined. Don’t over-mix. Turn dough onto a floured surface. Knead just enough to form a thick rectangle of dough, patting to about 1-inch thick. Cut into 12 biscuits with a 2 to 3-inch biscuit cutter. Place on a greased baking sheet (touching each other). Turn each over once (butter up). Bake 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Makes 12.

-Recipe from Krysabelle (adapted),  2015 State Fair of Texas, Best of Show