Sunday, August 9, 2009

Easy Flaky Biscuits

I love biscuits and make many different varieties. But I've got one recipe I go back to time and time again. It's so easy, simple, and makes a really light and layered biscuit.

I really like most that it's so quick. If you are making a big breakfast, or a large dinner or other meal, it's nice to be able to whip out some hot fresh delicious biscuits in no time.

Check it out.

2 cups self-rising flour
3 tablespoons shortening or 3 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon sugar
milk (add in 1/4 cup quantities)
1 teaspoon salt

Measure flour into a bowl and cut in shortening or butter until fully incorporated. Add sugar and salt and mix well.

Pour 1/4 cup milk, stir, and add milk in 1/4 cup increments until the dough is the consistency you would like.

On a lightly floured board, roll out dough and knead gently and briefly until formed into a ball.

Press or roll dough out to 3/4 inch thickness, and use biscuit cutter to cut biscuits and place on baking sheet.

Re-roll scraps to make additional biscuits.

Bake in 400 degree oven for 15 - 20 minutes until risen and well browned.

Notice how high they get? And the layering? That's how I roll, er biscuit.

Serve immediately.


Anonymous said...

thank you for the recipe.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure you don't mean a "4" degree oven, right?

Ann said...

4 degree oven?

The Merlin Menu said...

Ha ha, thanks for the edit. I've corrected to 400 degree oven of course