Basic Biscuits

IMG_5189Biscuits are just a basic thing that can be easily thrown together.  Many times I have no idea what is for breakfast and this is my go to.  We make all kinds of biscuit sandwiches for breakfast!!

My frugal friend posted a while ago about freezer biscuits.  That recipe is much better if you want frozen dough.  These are fantastic, but I have a hard time getting them to rise like I want once they have been frozen.  I do, however, cook them completely sometimes and then freeze them.  If you do that, you need to eat them within a couple of months or they taste funny!

 

Here is what you need:

4 cups all-purpose flour

2 TBS baking powder

1 tsp salt

1/2 cup shortening

1/2 cup butter

1 1/2 cup milk

1/4 cup sugar

IMG_5176

Sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar.  Then toss in your butter and shortening.

IMG_5178

If you have a pastry cutter it works GREAT!!  I just slice the shortening and butter through the dry ingredients until it is mixed with very few crumbles.  If you don’t have one, just use a fork.

IMG_5179

Pour in the milk and mix.  You will be tempted to add more milk….DON’T DO IT!  It will be a very dry mixture at this point.

IMG_5180

Dump your mixture out on a (clean) countertop or cutting board.  With your hands, fold the dough over until it mixes together well. (Folding it will make your biscuits more flaky and layered.)

IMG_5181

After a couple of minutes you should have a nice ball of dough.

IMG_5182 IMG_5183

Roll out the dough and cut your biscuits.  (Yes, my biscuit cutter is a kid’s cup.  :))

Bake biscuits on 450 for about 8-10 minutes.

This will make about 2 dozen biscuits.  You can half the recipe if necessary.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: