Saturday, September 6, 2008
This morning we were stuck inside because it was raining cats and dogs. We were both hungry and the cupboard was bare (so to speak) since I hadn't gone on my weekly grocery run yet. I tried to figure out something I could throw together with the few ingredients I had laying around the house. I came across this homemade biscuit recipe that seemed like a piece of cake.
The recipe was very easy to prepare but unfortunately my end result was not so desirable. My homemade biscuits were more like homemade hockey pucks. I used fat free milk since that is what we had but I don't know if that could have ruined the recipe. My biscuits hardly rose and the biscuits were very hard. Please let me know if you have any idea where I went wrong with this presumably easy recipe.
2 cups flour, sifted
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon table salt
3-4 tablespoons shortening
2/3-3/4 cup milk
1.) Sift flour with baking powder and salt.
2.) Cut in shortening till mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
3.) Add milk all at once
mix till mixture follows fork around bowl.
4.) Turn out on lightly floured board.
5.) Knead gently for about 1/2 minute.
6.) Roll or pat 1/2 inch thick.
7.) Flour rim of glass or biscuit cutter and cut out biscuits.
8.) Put on (ungreased) cookie sheet and bake at 450° for 12 to 15 minutes