Thursday, September 16, 2010

biscuit heaven

I'm not sure why it seems like I've had a hard time finding a good biscuit recipe in the past. Maybe it's that I decide that I want to do drop biscuits, or cheddar biscuits, or sweet biscuits. Turns out the best recipe I've ever found was by typing "biscuit" into google. Oh the hidden mysteries of the internet. :) We made these yesterday and they were sooo good. I think that from now on I'm going to use this as my base, and if I want to add cheese, spices or sugar, I'll just do it from here. I really don't think that you can go wrong with this one. But don't take my word for it...Can't beat that. Recipe slightly adapted from this.

Biscuits
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1 cup milk
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Cut in the shortening until the mixture resembles coarse meal (I just use my fingers to crumble ingredients together). Gradually stir in milk until just combined and dough pulls away from the side of the bowl. Knead once or twice in the bowl to form dough into a ball. Don't over-work the dough. Optional: Cover and freeze 10 min.
  2. On a floured surface, pat or roll dough out to 1 inch thick. Cut biscuits with a large cutter or juice glass dipped in flour. Repeat until all dough is used. Brush off the excess flour, and place biscuits onto an ungreased baking sheet.
  3. Bake for 13 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges begin to brown.
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