Friday, September 28, 2007

Everyday Biscuits

These simple biscuits are so easy you can make them EVERYday if you wanted to!

2 cups flour
2 t baking powder
1/2 t baking soda
3/4 t salt
1/2 cup butter or shortening
1 cup buttermilk

Preheat your oven to 450 degrees. Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl, or in the bowl of a food processor. Cut the butter into chunks and cut into the flour until it resembles course meal.
If using a food processor, just pulse a few times until this consistency is achieved. Add the buttermilk and mix JUST until combined. If it appears on the dry side, add a bit more buttermilk. Turn the dough out onto a floured board. Gently, gently PAT (carefully) the dough out until it's about 1/2" thick. Use a round glass dusted with flour to cut into rounds. Place the biscuits on a cookie sheet- if you like soft sides, put them touching each other. If you like more crusty sides, put them about 1 inch apart- these will not rise as high as the biscuits put close together. Bake for about 10-12 minutes- the biscuits will be a beautiful light golden brown on top and bottom.

TIP OF THE DAY: Do NOT over bake these and handle the dough as little as possible or you will have tough biscuits.

Tomorrow's Daily Special: Swiss Chicken