Sunday, February 6, 2011
Biscuits, White Flour
Biscuits are easy to make and a staple for breakfast and camping food made from simple ingredients we should have on hand.
As with all recipes I’ve found on the internet, cookbooks or cooking shows there seems to be dozens of variations to choose from and I wonder if these people ever actually make and eat what they write about?. On my quest to make great biscuits I have tried many of these recipes with poor taste results. Mostly the amount of baking powder and sugar were the culprits. Too much baking powder tastes bitter and leaves an after taste for hours and not enough sugar they taste like plain flour and water. Biscuits should be easy, fun and taste great. Recently I finally came up with a recipe that I think is a winner and would like to share it with you.
Makes about 16-20 Bisquits
2 cups all purpose flour
2 tbs sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/3 cup shortening
2/3 cup milk (or hydrated powdered milk)
Preheat the oven as you want to get the dough cooking as soon as it is made.
Place flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in a bowl and thoroughly blend.
Add and cut in shortening until the mixture looks like crumbly like the size of small peas.
Now blend in the milk until it just combines, about one minute.
If using a mixer use the flat beater attachment.
Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and pat or roll to about a ½ inch thickness and cut into 2 inch diameters or squares.
Place on a greased baking sheet.
Bake at 400 degrees for 10 to 13 minutes or until golden brown.