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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Biscuit Recipe from a Saturday Hook-in

Patti will attest that Betty Ann's recipe was realllly good! It's from The Joy of Cooking, a good classic book to have on hand.

Quick-Drop Biscuits with Old Cheddar

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

Sift before measuring: 1 3/4 cups all purpose or whole wheat flour Mix in a bowl with 1 tsp salt, 2 1/2 tsp baking powder

Add: 2 to 6 tbsp chilled butter or shortening or combination of both. I used about 3 tbsp butter and about 1/2 cup grated old cheddar. You can experiment with the combination that works for you.
Cut solid shortening into dry ingredients with a pastry blender until the mixture is of the consistency of coarse corn meal.

Add, all at once, 1 cup milk. Stir the dough for I scant minute. Drop on to non-greased sheet and bake 12 to 15 min until lightly browned.
Image from Flickr: MGF/Lady Disdain

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