Saturday, November 26, 2011

Easy Biscuits

I really try to stay away from bread, but I love a good, buttery biscuit with homemade jam.  These were yummy.

2 cups flour
1 TBSP. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 TBSP. white sugar
1/3 cup shortening
1 cup milk

Preheat oven to 425.  In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar.  Cut in the shortening until the mixture is crumbly.  Gradually stir in the milk until the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl.  Turn out onto a floured surface and knead 15 to 20 times.  Pat or roll dough out 1 inch thick.  Cut biscuits with a large cutter or glass turned upside down.  I just use a pizza cutter and cut into squares.  Place biscuits onto a baking pan and bake for 13 minutes or until the edges begin to brown.  Brush with melted butter.

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