Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Bread of the day--Baking Powder Biscuits

2 cups flour
4 table spoons Shortening
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup milk
4 teaspoons baking powder

Sift together the flour,salt and baking powder and cut in shortening. Gradually add milk to make firm, soft dough. Turn onto a lightly flour surface and knead just enough to shape into smooth ball. pat to 1/2 inch thick and cut with biscuit cutter. ( I use a floured Glass)
Place on an ungreased baking sheet or pan- 1/2 inch apart for crusty biscuits-- closer together for tall and softer biscuits.
bake in hot oven (450) for 12-15 minutes.
Baking powder biscuits are quick and are usefull in so many menus
they taste great, serve with fresh butter, your favorite jam or honey
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