March 17, 2010

Finally...A good biscuit recipe

I've tried many, many biscuit recipes, but, as my husband and daughter can confirm, they have all come out pretty much as hard as a rock.  The biggest problem was that I was trying to substitute whole wheat flour for some of the all-purpose flour, and it just makes the biscuits too tough.  So I gave in and used all white flour, and these came out really tasty.  They still weren't as fluffy as I would like, but I'll call them a success!

Honey Biscuits -  slighty adapted from

2 cups all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup margarine, or butter,  cold
3/4 cup milk, cold 

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Mix first 4 ingredients together in a bowl.  Cut in butter or margarine with a pastry blender or a fork, or two knives, until crumbly. Add milk. Stir until it forms a ball.  Add a bit more milk if necessary to make a soft dough.

Roll or pat to 1 inch thick.  Cut into circles with a biscuit cutter or a floured glass. Arrange on a greased baking sheet.  Bake in 425 F for about 10- 12 minutes or until risen and nicely browned.  Serve with more honey spread, butter, or margarine.

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