These are the baking powder biscuits my mom made while I was growing up. I made them once several years ago and they were… well, they were HOCKEY PUCKS. We couldn’t even bite into them, no kidding! After that disaster, it took me a few years and a bit of added confidence to try again, with SPECTACULAR results. Just like mom’s, only better because I can have them ANY. TIME. I. WANT.
Categories: Bread, Mom’s recipes
2 cups – 4 cups Flour
1 Tablespoon – 2 Tablespoons Baking powder
1 teaspoon – 2 teaspoons Salt
1/4 cup – 1/2 cup Shortening
3/4 cup – 1 1/2 cup Milk
1. Measure out flour, baking powder, and salt into a bowl. Measure out shortening and then cut it in. “Cutting” in shortening can be done with a fork… but my favorite is a pastry blender.
Just make sure that the shortening is evenly distributed.
2. Add milk and stir until smooth. With a doubled recipe, I had to add a handful of flour to get my dough smooth.
3. Roll out dough to about 1/2 inch. The dough will rise in the oven…
4. Cut with a cookie cutter or cut the dough into approximated squares with a knife. Of course, my favorite shape is a circle. I have found that using my kids’ plastic drinking cups is the perfect size biscuit.
5. Bake in a 450* preheated oven for 10-12 minutes. I almost always have to go the full 12. Of course all ovens are different!
Eat your biscuits hot, maybe with butter or whipped honey, yum!
p.s. The reason I had an epic fail the first time was.... OLD BAKING POWDER! Yep, that'll getcha every time.