Today's recipe is a little bit two-fold. I'm posting this biscuit recipe and then I'll post another biscuit recipe later. You lucky ducks, you! I'm posting both because I know I'll forget if I don't just do it right now and then this way, you can choose which one you want to make to go with the delicious gravy I'm going to post tomorrow! I know. I just made your week. You're welcome. ;)
This recipe could be considered the least healthy of the two recipes I'm going to share. However, I think this one is a tad quicker, so it kind of depends on how much time you have and what ingredients you have on hand.
Quick and Perfect Biscuits
Recipe from Grocery Cart Challenge
3 cups flour
1/4 cup sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup shortening
1 egg, beaten
1 1/4 cups milk (powdered milk works really well in this recipe)
Combine dry ingredients in mixing bowl. Cut in shortening.
Add egg and milk until dough forms a ball.
Knead on lightly floured surface 10-12 times only. If you knead it too much, you'll get tough biscuits and no one likes tough biscuits.
Roll to 3/4 inch thick and cut with something round. I have used a drinking glass with a floured edge and it works just fine. You could also use other shapes if you so desired, it's just that a traditional biscuit is round.
|You can see that I used a flute glass because it was perfectly round and just the right size. It works good for it's purpose!|
|This is about what your biscuits will look like before you bake them. They puff up so nicely, you'll practically forget they were puney little things before the heat touched them!|