Making Biscuits

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.

The ingredients:

  • 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.

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One Response to Making Biscuits

  1. Peter Goudie says:

    Congrats on pleasing your two little critics!

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