One secret to creating flaky good biscuits is totally mixing or slicing within the shortening and different dry substances. A pastry blender, which breaks the shortening into little lumps, works nice for working the shortening in. And if you do not have one you’ll be able to at all times pull two desk knives in reverse instructions via the flour and shortening or you are able to do like my Grandmother did and use a fork.
For evenly browned, image good biscuits, roll or pat your dough out to a good thickness. You’ll need to dip the biscuit cutter in flour for every biscuit to chop cleanly via the dough with out sticking, being positive to push the cutter straight down via the dough. Don’t twist as you narrow or the biscuits might be uneven. And you need to reduce the biscuits as shut collectively as doable.
If you do not have a biscuit cutter use the open finish of a small glass to chop your biscuits out. You can use bigger cookie cutters to chop biscuits out for enjoyable biscuit shapes. After slicing as many biscuits as doable, flippantly press the scraps of left over dough again collectively and you may reduce out extra biscuits.
BAKING POWDER BISCUITS
These had been a favourite of my Grandmother Hattie Propst and I as soon as cooked them for President Jimmy Carter.
1. Two Cups All Purpose Plain Flour.
2. One Tablespoon Sugar.
3. Three Teaspoons Baking Powder.
4. One Teaspoon Ground Sea Salt.
5. One Half Cup Shortening.
6. Three Fourths Cup Of Buttermilk.
Start off by heating your oven to 450 levels.
In a bowl combine your flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut in your shortening with a pastry knife or a fork. Now you need to stir in your milk till the dough leaves the perimeters of the bowl. Your dough might be delicate and sticky.
Place your dough onto a flippantly floured floor. Knead your dough flippantly about 10 instances. Roll or pat your dough out to a thickness of about one half inch. Cut your biscuits out with a floured biscuit cutter by pushing firmly down via the dough. Place your reduce out biscuits onto a un greased cookie sheet about one inch aside.
Bake your biscuits within the pre heated 450 diploma oven till they rise and are golden brown. Butter the tops of your biscuits and instantly take away them from the cookie sheet.