Basic Biscuit Recipe
Source of Recipe
Master Chef Don Easley
Makes 12 to 14 biscuits.
Recipe Link: RecipeCircus.com/recipes/MasterChefDon
List of Ingredients
1/4 cup shortening
2 cups self-rising* flour
3/4 cup (approx.) milk
Preheat oven 450 degrees F. In large bowl, cut shortening into flour until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
With fork, stir in enough milk to form a soft dough or until dough pulls away from the bowl.
Turn dough onto floured surface.
With floured hands knead until smooth, 10 - 12 times.
Roll dough to 1/2 inch thickness.
Cut with floured 2-inch round cutter.
Place biscuits, lightly touching, on ungreased baking sheet.
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.
*You can always make your own Self-rising Flour.
How To Make Self-Rising Flour:
In a large mixing bowl, measure 6 cups of flour.
Add 3 tablespoons baking powder.
Add 1 tablespoon salt.
Either sift together or mix with a wire whisk until well combined.