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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Basic Biscuits

My mom's recipe for light, easy biscuits has saved me a few times when I need a quick soup accompaniment. I know everyone must have a biscuit recipe but I just don't want to lose my tried-and-true morsels of flaky goodness.

This is also a reason why I love my food processor - "cut in the butter" was my least favourite instruction ever until I discovered these wonderful whirl-y blades.

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup shortening (margarine is fine)
  • 3/4 cup milk for molded biscuits - 1 cup for "dropped" biscuits

Mix together dry ingredients, cutting in shortening. Add milk and mix lightly - just until moistened throughout. Form biscuits however you like or drop on greased baking sheet for crusty goodness. 450 degrees for 12-15 minutes.

Serve hot with butter (obviously)!

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