Friday, October 29, 2010

By special request

Approximately 50% of my readers have asked for my biscuit recipe, and I didn't want to let her down.

Baking Powder Biscuits (from Pillsbury: The Complete Book of
Baking, my baking bible)

2 cups flour (any mix of white or whole wheat)
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup shortening (or a mix of
butter and lard)
3/4 - 1 cup milk

Heat oven to 450F. Combine flour, baking powder and salt. Using a pastry blender or fork (I grate frozen butter usually), cut in the shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stirring with a fork, add enough milk until mixture leaves the sides of bowl, but not totally mixed. **
**That is the secret I learned. It shouldn't be forming a ball yet.

Dump onto a floured counter and squish together with your hands until it holds
together, kneading it just a little if you have to.

Roll or press out to 1/2 inch thickness and cut into squares or circles. Place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 8 - 12 minutes. Serve warm, of course.


Tamara Jansen said...

Ha ha, you posted that for ME, right?!

Bonita said...

Nope... it was for me!! So maybe it's more like 75% of "your readers"!! Thank you sis! Will definitely try them!

Evelyn in Canada said...

It's not a terribly unique recipe, but it's the one I've always used. Your recipe is probably just fine too.