Tuesday, April 1, 2014

BISCUITS FOR TWO

Mary, over at One Perfect Bite recently posted a recipe for "Biscuits for two". What a great idea for single people, for small families and empty-nesters alike.  I can't tell you how many biscuits I've thrown away because they got stale before we could eat them all, but not anymore!!  This recipe is excellent; thank you Mary!!
This quick and easy recipe
makes four delicious biscuits.
 
1 cup all purpose flour
2 1/2  teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/4 cup shortening (I used COLD butter)
1/2 cup 2% milk
 
Preheat oven to 450° (I baked mine at 400°) and grease a baking sheet.
 
Mix the dry ingredients together, then cut in the shortening (or cold butter) until it looks like coarse crumbs.
 
Add milk and stir just until everything is moistened. Turn out onto a lightly floured counter and knead 8-10 times. Dough might seem a little sticky at first, but it will come together nicely after you knead it a few times.
 
Pat or roll dough to 1/2" thickness and cut with floured 2 1/2" biscuit cutter (the floured rim of a drinking glass will work too).
 
Bake 10-12 minutes (I baked mine a few minutes longer because I reduced the heat to 400°. 
 
I brushed mine with butter when they were hot out of the oven. Makes 4 biscuits.