Friday, February 12, 2016

Drop (Dead) Homemade Biscuits

It was a cold morning so I thought that it would be a good time to turn the oven on and make homemade biscuits.  There are a few requirements for this undertaking.  Because this was baking powder biscuits, the first requirement is to know the difference between baking powder and baking soda.  At least, making a distinction of the looks of the boxes is imperative.

A second requirement is greasing the baking sheet.  There is absolutely no need to pour a lot of oil onto the baking sheet and swish it around.  The biscuits need not swim in the grease.  Grease lightly means just that:  grease lightly.

So, grease the baking sheet lightly and preheat oven to 425 degrees F (about 220 degrees C).

Now, let's make the biscuits using 2 cups of white flour, 1 tbs baking powder, 1 scant tbs of sugar, 1 tsp salt, 1 cup milk, and 1/2 cup of shortening.  I used Crisco but margarine or oil will also do.

I blended the Crisco and the flour mixture (the dry ingredients) with my hands and added the milk.  The consistency should not be runny.  Using a spoon and the help of another, I dropped the biscuit dough onto the greased sheet and popped it into the oven for about 16 - 18 minutes.  Watch them turn golden brown or golden blond.  My dough yielded 12 biscuits (not fit for a photo).

I do hope that we don't have any more cold mornings:  I will leave the biscuit making to other people.  It is time for me to get out of the kitchen.

Do you make biscuits?  How did they turn out?

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