Praline Pan Biscuits
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ cup chilled unsalted butter or shortening
- ¾ cup milk
- ⅓ cup unsalted butter
- ⅓ cup light brown sugar
- ⅓ cup chopped pecans
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Cut butter into mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs. Add milk, and stir until dough comes together and begins to leave the side of the bowl, adding additional milk if necessary.
- Turn dough out onto a floured surface. Lightly knead 10 times. Roll or pat dough to ½-inch thickness. Cut into eight disks using a 2 to 2-1/4- inch round cutter.
- In a small saucepan, melt butter and brown sugar over low heat, stirring constantly until sugar is melted. Pour mixture into a 10-inch cast iron skillet or a 9 x 1 ½ inch round cake pan. Sprinkle with chopped pecans. Arrange biscuits in the pan.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes or until biscuits are golden brown. Turn pan out onto a large plate. Leave pan over plate for a few minutes to allow praline mixture to drizzle over biscuits. Serve warm.