Monday, November 24, 2008

Homemade Biscuits


 6. Biscuits are on my list of comfort food.  I'm talking about the homemade biscuits not the ones that pop out of a cardboard tube.  I tried quite a few biscuit recipes in the past but have finally found the best!  Some recipes call for shortening but the flavor isn't as rich. 

Homemade Biscuits
3 cups flour, sift
4 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
6 Tblsp cold butter cut in pieces
1 1/4 cup milk or buttermilk
(Opt ingredients:  1/2 cup chedder cheese, 1/4 cup chopped chives, 1/4 cup parmesan cheese - add before the butter)

In large mixing bowl add flour, baking powder and salt. Cut butter pieces into the flour till it resembles course meal.  Make a well in the middle of the flour mixture and pour in milk.  Using a fork, stir together till liquid is incorporated in flour.  Drop onto a lightly floured work surface and knead the dough till smooth, about one minute.  Use as little flour as possible and handle quickly.  Roll dough till 1/2 inch thick.  Cut 3" circles of dough and place on baking sheet.  Bake 450 degrees for 12 minutes.  To test if done, biscuit should be doubled in size and the bottoms will be lightly browned. . 

2 comments:

Heidi Choi, NY said...

My Goodness Lilly! I finally found time to check out your blog spot. I must tell you "I am sooo impressed!" Beautiful pictures surround your detailed recipes, which make for enjoyment in reading your blogs. I will definitely be stopping by this site to see what's new. I Love U & am very proud of your site! God Bless... XO

your sis from PA said...

Lil, Your recipes sound so good, and I know they end results are delicious. Would you please do a blog about your scones. They are the best, and I am not sure if I have your recipe. Thanks and love you always.

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