Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Homemade Biscuits

Yes, another food blog! My sweet husband is all about his wife knowing how to make the homemade recipes that our grandmothers were able to make (rolls, biscuits, fried chicken...and so on). I've been making these biscuits for a few years now and will tell you that I don't think we have purchased the pre-made ones since then. I've made them a few different ways but here is how I made them the last time they turned out really good!

1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons salt

1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
2/3 cup milk
1/3 cup butter or vegetable shortening (this last time I used butter flavored crisco)
*if you use butter, I would suggest really cold stick butter.

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees
2. Sift together flour, salt, sugar and baking powder in a bowl.
3. Make a well in your flour mixture and add the milk.

4. Add shortening and mix until you have the shortening (or butter) throughout your mixture.
*I use my dough hook with my kitchen aid and it does the job. I've used my han
ds for step 4 and that worked good too.
5. You can add more milk or flour if you need to.

6. Knead your dough a few times on a floured cutting board.
7. Pat the dough out to a 1/2 inch thickness.
8. Use a cookie cutter to cut the biscuits. If you don't have a cookie cutter you can use a cup; I found a mason jar is just right. :)
9. Put on a baking sheet and bake for about 10-13 minutes.
The recipe should make about 9 biscuits but we like ours bigger so it made only about 5. Watch them closely while they are baking to make sure they don't burn.MMM Enjoy! If you make them I'd love to know how they turn out!! Don't give up if they don't turn out the way you want them to on the first try...Keep trying! I've made some pretty bad ones!

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