I’ve been working on making biscuits for quite some time now and today I had my best results yet.
It was like I heard a voice from my past this morning, “Don’t work them so hard! Just gently introduce the ingredients!”
So today, I quickly stirred the dry ingredients together in my mixing bowl and then I added the cooking oil.
Once the oil was in with the dry ingredients I used two knives and “cut” the oil into the dry so that they formed pea sized chunks of biscuit dough.
Then I poured in the milk and used a rubber spatula (or as some call it, a rubber scraper) to mix the milk into the dough. I gently mixed the milk in within about 20-30 seconds and then rolled the ball of dough onto the board.
I flattened it out to about 3/4″ thick and then used a glass to cut the dough into little circles.
Into the preheated to 450° oven for precisely 20 minutes and then bingo, biscuit perfection. Sort of.
- 2 cups of unbleached flour
- 2 teaspoons of sugar
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 5 tablespoons of cooking oil
- 3/4 cup of milk.
I also had about 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar I stirred in right after mixing the dry ingredients.
I ended up with 8 small biscuits. Just enough for breakfast for me and the kids.
The best part? The kids ate them and declared them “the best biscuits yet”. A parenting win.