Eggs Benedict

Ingredients:

  • Biscuits
    • ½ cup cake flour
    • ½ cup bread flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • ½ teaspoon baking soda
    • ½ tablespoon salt
    • ½ tablespoon sugar
    • 5 tablespoons butter
    • ¼ cup heavy cream
    • ½ cup buttermilk
    • 1 egg
  • Hollandaise
    • 4 egg yolks
    • 2-3 tablespoons lemon juice
    • White pepper
    • 1 cup butter (melted)
  • Poached Eggs
    • 2-3 tablespoons distilled vinegar
    • 4 eggs
    • Salt
  • Canadian bacon
  • Black pepper

Directions

Biscuits

Preheat oven to 375° F.

Cut butter into small dice and place in refrigerator.

Combine all dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Using hands take chilled butter and start to incorporate into flour mixture, until all pieces have been broken down.

In a bowl combine buttermilk, heavy cream and eggs. Beat mixture together until well combined.

Add wet mixture into the dry, kneading the dough together ever so lightly until it comes together. Wrap dough mixture in plastic and let rest in refrigerator for a minimum of 30 minutes.

Roll out rested dough on a well floured surface, about an inch thick. Use a round or squared ring mold to cut the biscuits. Place on a parchment lined sheet tray.

Bake at 375° F for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.

Hollandaise

In the top of a double boiler, whisk together egg yolks, lemon juice, white pepper, if you have it.

Add melted butter to egg yolk mixture, 1-2 tablespoons at a time, while whisking yolks constantly. If hollandaise gets too thick, add a tsp or two of hot water.

Continue whisking until all butter is incorporated. Whisk in salt, cover and store in warm place.

Eggs

Fill a medium sized pot with 3 inches of water, add vinegar and season with salt (to taste).

Bring to a simmer. Hint: it should never boil. Gently crack an egg into the center of pot, allowing the white to envelope the yolk. Check the eggs after 4 minutes.

Repeat steps with remaining eggs. Use slotted spoon to lift egg out of the water. The whites should be firm and the yolks still soft to touch; if the egg is still not quite done drop back in the water for an additional minute. When eggs have reached desired firmness remove from water and place on a paper towel lined plate.

Assemble your eggs Benedict by cutting the biscuits in half, placing them cut-side up. Fry some Canadian bacon, flipping occasionally until both sides have browned. Place bacon on top of the biscuits, followed by a poached egg, a spoonful or two of hollandaise sauce, and some freshly cracked pepper. Serve immediately.

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