It’s been cold here, too cold for my tastes.
So I decided it was time to make the ultimate in comfort foods: biscuits.
These are simple, so very simple.
Try these, you will love them!
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup shortening
3/4 cup milk
Preheat your oven to 450 degrees F.
In a large mixing bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Cut in shortening with fork or pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Pour milk into flour mixture while stirring with a fork. Mix in milk until dough is soft, moist and pulls away from the side of the bowl.
Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and toss with flour until no longer sticky.
Roll dough out into a 1/2 inch thick sheet and cut with a floured biscuit or cookie cutter.
Press together unused dough and repeat rolling and cutting procedure.
Place biscuits on ungreased baking sheets and bake in preheated oven until golden brown, about 10 minutes.
I used a pint glass I floured as a biscuit cutter.
I used parchment paper on my baking sheet.
I sometimes brush the tops with a butter/garlic/salt mixture for even more goodness.
These freeze well.
With that in mind, you can easily make breakfast sandwiches and freeze them for use later.