Tuesday, March 29, 2011

simple biscuits

This is one thing I hate mixes for. And since the recipe is so easy, why bother with a mix? The only easier thing is biscuits from a can, and you can't top a cobbler with those.

2 c all purpose flour
1 T baking powder (NOT baking soda)
1 t salt
3/4 c milk
1/4 c vegetable oil

1. Preheat oven to 425.
2. Mix dry ingredients well with a fork.
3. Mix wet ingredients in until you have a very sticky dough.
4. Sprinkle a generous amount of flour onto a clear area of counter; turn biscuit dough out onto the floured surface.
5. Knead* the dough about 17 times. Roll out to about 1/2-3/4 inch thick, cut biscuits**.
6. Pour a small amount of oil into a plate to coat the top and bottom of each biscuit before placing on a cookie sheet for the oven.***
7. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until golden brown.

If you want to use this to top a cobbler, add about a tablespoon of sugar, and don't cut the dough after you roll it out.

Helpful hints:

*Spray cooking spray on your hands, or liberally coat them with flour to prevent dough from sticking to you.

**If you don't have a biscuit cutter, use a wine glass, or a thin tea cup.

***Use a paper plate for ease of cleanup. Oiling the top of the biscuits lets them brown; oiling the bottom keeps them from sticking to the cookie sheet.

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