Thursday, February 9, 2017

Homemade Biscuits - Simple and Delicious

It's heading down to 17 degrees. A pot of stew is simmering and the perfect finishing touch - homemade biscuits are in the oven.  Even if you don't consider yourself a baker - biscuits are easy, have few ingredients and are delicious.  Flour, salt, baking powder, milk and butter.  That's it! And even when you make a mistake (as I did) they are still good.

So here goes:
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
In a large mixing bowl sift together 2 cups of  flour, 1 tbs baking powder and 1/2 tsp salt. 
Cut in shortening (I always use butter 1/2 cup or 8 tbs) with fork or pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Pour 3/4 c of milk into flour mixture while stirring with a fork. Mix in milk until dough is soft, moist and pulls away from the side of the bowl.
Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and toss with flour until no longer sticky. Roll dough out into a 1/2 inch thick sheet and cut with a floured biscuit or cookie cutter. Press together unused dough and repeat rolling and cutting procedure.
Place biscuits on ungreased baking sheets and bake in preheated oven until golden brown, about 10 minutes.
I got involved in another project and left them in the oven a bit too long - but they were so good!  Very flaky on the outside and perfect on the inside. 
Serve plain or sliced with butter.  Yum!!!

Let me know if you make these and if you have a chance visit my new shop 

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