Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Light & Tasty Biscuits

Makes 12 Biscuits

2 cups flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup shortening
3/4 cup milk


Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Cut in shortening with a fork until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add milk and blend lightly with fork only until flour is moistened and dough pulls away from sides of bowl. Turn out onto lightly floured surface. Knead lightly for 30 seconds and roll 3/4 inch thick. Cut out with 2" round biscuit cutter and place on lightly greased pan. Brush tops with melted butter and bake at 475 for 12-15 minutes until golden brown on top. Brush with additional melted butter if desired.

These have been in my family for years. Good old-fashioned biscuits are one of my favorite comfort foods and if it's hot with butter on it, even better. Paired with chicken noodle soup and you can't help but feel better no matter what ails you. We like to cut hearts out of ours and have biscuits and sausage gravy on Valentine's Day. You can use any cookie cutter if you want, or any size round cutter. We've been known to do Christmas tree shapes on Christmas as well. Yummo!

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