Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Big Daddy Biscuits
• 2 cups all-purpose flour
• 1 tablespoon baking powder
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 1 tablespoon white sugar
• 1/3 cup shortening
• 1 cup milk
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Cut in the shortening until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Gradually stir in milk until dough pulls away from the side of the bowl.
3. Turn out onto a floured surface, and knead 15 to 20 times. Pat or roll dough out to 1 inch thick. Cut biscuits with a large cutter or juice glass dipped in flour. Repeat until all dough is used. Brush off the excess flour, and place biscuits onto an ungreased baking sheet.
4. Bake for 13 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges begin to brown.
I substitute butter or margarine for the shortning, better flavor.
For those who didn't get the desired results -- Try these tips:
1. Don't overmix the dough once you add the milk and only pat together (no real "kneading" or they will be tough).
2. Only add the amount of milk you need, some days I use it all and then others I have a little left in the cup.
3. Make sure the shortning or butter is cold
4. Brush with melted butter before and/or after baking for added softness and flavor