Saturday, January 19, 2013

Baking Powder Biscuits

This recipe came from Mom.  We make this recipe all the time--for breakfast or to go with dinner.  The boys love them hot with honey on them.  I often make these with wheat and throw in flax seed.  But here is the original recipe.

Baking Powder Biscuits

2 cups flour
4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 Tbs sugar
1/2 c. shortening (you could use butter instead)

Cut above ingredients with a pastry blender to break into pea-size pieces.  Beat 1 egg slightly, add to 2/3 c. milk and then pour into dough mixture.  Knead 7 times (don't ask me why 7 is the magic just don't want to knead it too much) and pat out on a floured surface.  Roll out to 1/2" thickness.  Cut with a cookie cutter (or in our case, we use a cup).  Bake 12-15 minutes in a 450 degree oven.  Makes about a dozen.

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