Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Homemade Biscuits (Cheddar)
Here's one of my favorite woodburning stoves at the farm. It has a very nice oven.
This past week I baked biscuits, and served it with real butter, and honey.
Baking Powder Biscuits
2 cups all purpose flour
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup shortening
3/4 cups milk
Mix together flour, baking powder and salt.
Mix in shortening and add milk.
Turn onto lightly floured surface and knead about 15 times. Roll out to 1/4 to 1/2" thick. Cut with 2" bsicut cutter and place onto ungreased baking sheet. Place close together for soft sides, or apart for crusty sides.
Bake at 450 degrees, 10-12 minutes or till golden. Makes 12-16 biscuits.
~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~
When using this recipe at the farm, I substitute REAL BUTTER in place of shortening.
Using this basic recipe, I added/subtracted a few things to RECREATE the cheddar drop biscuits I enjoyed so much at Red Lobster.
CHEDDAR DROP BISCUITS
2 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
2 tablespoons of garlic salt
1 stick of real butter
1 cup of milk
1 cup of grated cheddar cheese
* Fresh chives if possible
Mix flour, baking powder and garlic salt
Mix in butter and milk, add cheese - stir until gooey. If too thick, add extra milk to give the consistency needed to drop biscuits into greased pan.
Bake 450 degrees till golden. These are delicious!