Tuesday, August 4, 2009


Biscuits - These biscuits are tall, light, and flaky. They are less salty than many bought mixes. They taste good plain or with butter, honey, jam, or sausage/ham gravy.


* 3 cups flour (Preferably a soft wheat flour; look for flour labled "soft wheat" or "better for biscuits". If no soft flour is available, mixing three parts all-purpose with one part cake flour will get you close.)
* 4 1/2 tsp. baking powder
* 3/4 tsp. cream of tartar
* 2 1/2 tablespoons sugar
* 3/4 tsp. salt
* 3/4 cup shortening
* 1 egg, beaten
* 1 cup milk


1. Preheat oven.
2. Sift all dry ingredients into bowl.
3. Cut in shortening until like coarse meal.
4. Beat egg lightly and add to milk.
5. Add liquid to dry ingredients and mix with fork until dough holds together.
6. Turn out onto floured board and knead lightly with floured fingers.
7. Roll out 3/4 inch thick and cut with floured cutter (a round cookie cutter).
8. Place on baking sheet and bake at 450°F for 12 minutes.


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