Monday, December 22, 2008

Old Fashioned Biscuits

2 Cups all- purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
4 teaspoons baking powder
4 Tablespoons shortening
1 cup of milk or buttermilk

Preheat oven to 450.

In a large bowl mix together flour, salt, baking powder. Mix in shortening with hands until well blended.

Add just enough milk to make a firm dough. If you have added too much milk just add a little more flour.

Put dough on a lightly floured board and pat out dough to about 1/2 inch thick. Cut into biscuits with a jelly jar (wide mouth for big biscuits)

Place on an ungreased pan and bake until golden brown.

7 comments:

Tatersmama said...

Mmmmm.. Biscuits and sausage gravy.
It was the one thing I couldn't get enough of, when we were back home last March.

I'm going to have to learn to make my own sausage, I think.

Angelena said...

I finally got my total of canned sausage from last week. 80 Quarts! Whew!

Mac said...

Just had to let you know, they are awesome! I had to try your recipe this evening and wallah, success!
I have now converted and will no longer rely on self-rising flour.
Thanks, Angelena.

Sharon said...

I've been making mine with self-rising flour. I'm going to try these after Christmas when things settle down for us.

Thanks for the recipe!

Merry Christmas!
Sharon

Angelena said...

Glad you liked the recipe Mac!!

Angelena said...

Christmas time can be quite busy Sharon. You are welcome for the recipe. Blessings to you and your family during the Christmas Season.

Gill - That British Woman said...

Oh I have been looking for a good biscuit recipe, thanks for posting this......

Gill in Canada

(I have a great recipe for fudge tomorrow!!)