Light and Fluffy Baking Powder Biscuits
This is a basic biscuit recipe that doesn't limit itself to any nomenclature(look that one up). Simple and delicious, use this recipe as a base for add-ins, such as cheese, diced meat, herbs and spices......whatever your heart desires. As for the leftover scraps of dough after cutting the initial biscuits? Simply gather up, quickly knead into one mass, roll out and continue cutting, just keep the kneading to a minimum.
For 8 Serving(s)
- 2 cup(s) flour
- 1 tablespoon(s) baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon(s) salt
- 1/4 cup(s) cold vegetable shortening
- 3/4 cup(s) cold milk
- 2 tablespoon(s) butter or margarine, melted
Light and Fluffy Baking Powder Biscuits Directions
- Preheat oven to 350-degrees F. In a large bowl, blend together flour, baking powder and salt. Add the vegetable shortening and crush with your fingertips, pastry knife or a fork until the shortening resembles little pebbles. Stir in the milk until just combined. Turn out onto floured work surface and knead for only a minute, using extra flour if needed. Roll dough to an inch thick, or thicker if desired. Cut out biscuits with a 2-inch cookie cutter or the rim of a glass, constantly dipping in extra flour. Place biscuits onto ungreased baking pan. If you would like crispy biscuits on all edges, place these with an inch separation. Otherwise, snuggle them up close to one another. Brush the tops with melted butter and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown on top. Remove from oven, let cool slightly and transfer to serving dish.