February 10, 2012

Friday Foodie: Biscuits

I love homemade biscuits.

I know that there are lots of recipes and tips out there for how to make biscuits. This is the recipe I grew up with and the one that I make.

2 cups flour
1 Tbsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
5 tablespoons shortening
1 cup milk mixed with 1 Tbsp vinegar (kind of a buttermilk substitute)

Mix dry ingredients.
Cut in shortening until it resembles coarse crumbs.
Add milk, mix until wet.
Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface. Knead lightly a few times, just until smooth (adding additional flour if needed). Pat the dough to 3/4 inch thickness. Using a biscuit cutter cut out biscuits. Place in a round pan with the biscuits touching each to keep them soft.
Bake at 425 degrees for 12-15 minutes (until golden).

I like to eat my biscuits with butter and jam.