Hello Sugar Lovers!
So I have been feeling really good since I have gotten back to doing these blogs for you guys. It makes me happy that so many people enjoy them and comment sharing their experiences. I love trying new things and its so nice to sit here and just write about it not worrying about any mistakes that I have made in my writing. It’s pretty freeing and that’s one of the things I love about doing this.
For this week I decided to do something a little more savory. It didn’t turn out super great (which was no fault of the recipe) but hey you can’t win em’ all. That’s a great way to start a blog and make you want to read it right…. So without further ado lets get started!
I got this recipe from All Recipes. I will link their site down below! For this one you will need:
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 3/4 cup milk
*Everything else you will be able to find in your kitchen 🙂
Alright first thing as I’m sure you guessed is getting that oven up to 450 degrees (also if anyone knows how to get that little circle to indicate degrees so I don’t have to keep writing it out would be greatly appreciate because my goodness…so much work…)
While that baby is heating up you can sift in the flour, baking powder, salt then taking a fork mix in the shortening. You are going to mix it until it gets crumbly. The recipe said to use a fork and it worked very well. I always thought sifting was a bunch a’ nonsense but it actually worked really well and I will admit it was kinda fun….
Next pour in your milk and mix with your fork again until it makes a nice piece of dough. Your then going to roll out the dough. Your going to want to get lots of flour on the surface your using as well as on the rolling pin it it’s sticking a bit to much.
Once you have that all rolled out you can get a cookie cutter to cut out round biscuits. I was shocked to learn I didn’t have a round cookie cutter….weird. But all you need to do is get a glass and use the rim as the cutter. Now it’s hard to describe what the thickness should be so you will have to judge from the pictures as I did not feel motivated enough to get something to measure it with. I love you guys but not enough to measure biscuit thickness. (the recipe says 1/2 inch. so cu-toes to lenihan5 at all recipes for being super accurate)
Make sure to roll your dough back up and roll it out again so you can get as many biscuits as you can out of it. This recipe made the perfect amount. After place them on a non greased cookie sheet and put them in the oven for 10 minutes or until golden brown.
That’s it! can you believe that. So easy, I thought mine turned out a little bland but my husband has informed me many times that that’s the way they are suppose to be so that you can cover them in gravy. Apparently everything is better with gravy on it. I would like to try this recipe again and put some spices in it and see what I can do. This is such a great base line biscuit that you can modify as you like.
I also have to say the entire time I was writing this I kept singing that entrance song for Jesse and Festus from WWE….biscuits and gravy…..now its stuck in my head.
Well that’s all for me folks! Go and show some love for this recipe over at all recipes https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/20075/basic-biscuits/
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Happy Baking Everyone!
Your Friendly Neighbourhood Baker