Tuesday, April 19, 2011

tasty tuesday

Biscuits

2 cups all-purpose flour

4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup shortening
3/4 cup milk

1.Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C). Grease a baking sheet.

2.Combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Cut shortening in until mixture has a fine crumb texture. Stir in milk with a fork to make a soft dough. Knead 8 to 10 times, and then roll out to a thickness of at least 1/2 inch. Cut into rounds with a cookie or biscuit cutter. Place on cookie sheet, and allow to rest for a few minutes.
3.Bake for 12 to 15 minutes. Serve warm.

My Modifications:
 
* i like these even more when i add cheese to them. they are even more super delicious if you add cheese and dill!
 
* i am also too lazy to roll these out sometimes. you can just drop blobs of dough onto the cookie sheet. they are equally delicious as blobs!
 
* these work well with margerine instead of shortening. i don't always keep shortening on hand.... so i tried with margerine and they turned out great!
 

1 comment:

The Tompkins Family said...

Cheese and dill...great combo!!