Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Easy Biscuits

Today I wanted to bake something savory and easy, so I decided on biscuits! This recipe has minimal ingredients and is easy to make. It took me exactly 60 minutes to make the dough, roll it out, cut out biscuits, AND bake them! You should try this recipe!
Easy Biscuits:
2 cups of flour
1 tablespoon of baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup of solid vegetable shortening, room temperature
1 cup milk

Pre-heat your oven to 375 degrees. Then, mix together the flour, salt, and baking powder in a large bowl. Rub together the room temperaure shortening and the flour until little balls form. It's okay if you have larger balls of shortening. Pour in the milk and mix together until sticky dough forms.

It's really important not to over work the dough because you want the biscuits flaky. On a well floured surface, knead the dough only 10 times and no more! If you think you need to knead it more, don't! The less you mess with it, the better the biscuits. I think I might have over worked mine just a bit because they didn't puff the way I thought they would. After you've kneaded the dough, roll it out into a 10 by 10 circle and with a biscuit cutter or a round cookie cutter, cut your biscuits!

Put your biscuits onto a greased pan and brush the top with butter. Yum. Stick them in the oven for 12-15 minutes and you'll have flaky biscuits! They are easy to make and the ingredients are very accessible! You can find vegetable shortening right next to the butter in your local grocery store. When you try these easy biscuits, you'll wonder why you didn't make them sooner!

Happy baking :)


  1. This is totally my cooking speed. "Easy" is what I need. I can make these this weekend. (with a slap of melted buttery goodness) :D

  2. Yes they are super easy and really delicious as a breakfast sandwhich! :)