Wednesday, November 9, 2011

How to make baking powder biscuits

So this week my mother and I were making dinner and my mother had to make biscuits, we were out of the canned tastiness so my mother decided to make some from scratch, now biscuits are not hard once you know what you are doing and she made these but I have made them a million times so I too can teach you, of course if you ever took her class she could teach you just the same. Let’s go ahead and pre-heat to 400
Things you’ll need
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup shortening
1 cup milk – maybe a little less
So now add your dry ingredients into a bowl.  Mix it with a whisk so it’s nice and mixed, and then moving along we need to add the shortening – cut it in – this means mix it in with a knife or fork into the flour mixture until it’s all about mixed in, then make room in the middle of the mixture this is called a well – you want some space so that the mixture has well a well in it. Now pour in some of the milk, not all of it, but about three fourths of it. Then pull in the flour mixture from the edge with a fork and mix it in, if you need more milk add it. The mixture should be slightly moist and come together without being liquid – it should be like a dough, now you can either roll it out and cut them or just drop them onto a greased baking sheet the choice is yours, we always cut ours with a biscuit cutter, but we like a better more polished look, bake for about 12 – 15 min and if you have extra milk feel free to brush some on the top of the biscuits – ENJOY , they are good with gravy, jam, jelly, PB, honey, and just about anything. Happy eating – send me recipe ideas people!

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