"Bludgeoning hard times with a rolling pin"

"Bludgeoning hard times with a rolling pin"

Monday, March 1, 2010

No Butter Biscuits

I know, I know. Butter left out of the fridge overnight is probably just fine to use.
Note this explanation from the Missouri Families website.

But, if you are out of butter; or if you feel funny about using “counter butter,” try this fast butter-less biscuit recipe:

2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
¼ teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons sugar
6 tablespoons shortening
2/3 cup milk

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Grease a jelly roll pan with a little shortening.

Mix dry ingredients and cut in the shortening.

Add the milk and mix well.

You could roll out this dough and cut with a biscuit cutter…but so much fuss isn’t necessary.

Just break dough into 20 equal parts. Form each piece into a ball.

Then flatten each ball into a round that’s about ¼” thick.

Bake for about 10 to 12 minutes, until biscuits turn golden.

Serve with a dab of jelly, if you wish.

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