Thursday, November 12, 2009

Anytime Biscuits

Usually if I make soup or a meal that requires bread, I just pick up a loaf from the store. But sometimes when I'm home with the kids and don't want to venture out, I make quick and easy baking soda biscuits.

These are tasty and a snap to throw together. You can make them ahead of time and refrigerate them until ready to bake. These biscuits can be served savory or sweet. Top them with gravy or spread them with butter and jam!

Look at how flaky these are! So good.

Baking Powder Biscuits

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon white sugar
1/3 cup shortening
1 cup milk

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Cut in the shortening until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Gradually stir in milk until dough pulls away from the side of the bowl.

Turn out onto a floured surface, and knead 15 to 20 times. Pat or roll dough out to 1 inch thick. Cut biscuits with a large cutter or juice glass dipped in flour. Repeat until all dough is used. Brush off the excess flour, and place biscuits onto an ungreased baking sheet.
Bake for 13 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges begin to brown.

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