Friday, January 25, 2008

Baking Powder Biscuits


I have had this recipe, the very one pictured above, since the 8th Grade. I will not tell you how many years that has been, but I will tell you I am not joking. Observe the roundish cursive handwriting. Cute, right?

So it probably goes without saying since I've had this recipe so long, it makes good biscuits. Make sure you have fresh baking powder, and they will turn out flaky and delicious.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Mix together:

2 cups flour

1 Tablespoon baking powder

1 teaspoon sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

Cut in: 1/4 cup shortening or butter with fork or pastry blender thingie. Stir in 3/4 cup milk. Knead on a lightly floured surface 5 to 6 times. Cut out and place on a baking sheet.

Bake for 12 minutes, or until slightly golden brown.

6 comments:

Carol VR said...

Curious to know, if you could explain...

Knead on a lightly floured surface 5 to 6 times. Cut out and place on a baking sheet.

Are you needing the dough o double in size between kneading and with what or what size ought the biscuits be made??

Thanx

Min said...

Hi Carol,
No rising time other than in the oven, not really any tricks involved. You just knead the dough a few times, roll it out (usually about 1/2" thick), then use a biscuit cutter. I've also used a water glass to cut these out, probably about 3" diameter? Just bake them until they are golden brown, and they should rise in the oven and be flaky and delicious.

Cathy said...

Saw this link you left on another blog & had to check it out. This recipe sounds easy and yummy - perfect! Thanks for the recipe! I'm gonna give it a try :)

Min said...

Great, Cathy, thanks for stopping by! Let me know what you think!

Corrin95 said...

My southern grandmother died and took her quick biscuit recipe with her this year. I was poking around somewhere else and came across this link....it sounds close to what we'd all seen her do across the years. Hoping this is the one! Thank you!!!

Maria said...

Hi, so glad I found this, going to try it soon very soon, thanks!

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