Monday, April 30, 2012

Homemade Biscuits

If you are looking for a classic fluffy biscuit recipe, this is the best. These golden brown biscuits are slightly crunchy on the outside and fluffy and tender on the inside. I like the garnish them with salt and rosemary. They taste great for breakfast or even as a side for dinner.

Homemade Baking Powder Biscuits 
Makes 24

2 cups sifted flour
2 tsp baking powder
4 tbsp cold butter or shortening
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup milk
1 egg-lightly beaten
Rosemary and sea salt to garnish

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.  Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Sift again.

2. Cut in shortening or butter with a pastry blender, two knives or by hand. Add milk gradually, stirring until a soft dough has formed.

3. Turn out dough on a floured surface and lightly knead for 30 seconds, enough to shape.

4. Roll  dough 1/2" thick and cut with a  2" round floured biscuit cutter.

5. Place on ungreased baking sheet. Mix the beaten egg with a little bit of water to create an egg wash. Brush the biscuits with egg wash and sprinkle with sea salt and rosemary.

6. Bake at 400 degrees F  for 12-15 minutes.

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