Grandma's Baking Powder Biscuits
Baking Powder Biscuits.
BAKING POWDER BISCUITS: In a medium mixing bowl stir together flour, baking powder, and salt.
Using a pastry blender, cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Make a well in the center.
Add milk all at once.
Using a fork, stir just until moistened.
Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface.
Quickly knead dough by gently folding and pressing dough 10 to 12 strokes or until nearly smooth.
Pat or lightly roll dough to ½-inch thickness.
Cut dough with a 2½- inch biscuit cutter (if you don't have a biscuit cutter, a glass works well to cut biscuits).
Place biscuits 1 inch apart on a ungreased baking sheet.
Bake in a 450℉ (230℃) oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden.
Remove from baking sheet; serve warm.
Makes 10 biscuits.
DROP BISCUITS: To make drop biscuits: Prepare as above, except increase milk to 1 cup.
Do not knead or roll or cut dough.
Using a big spoon drop dough into 12 mounds on a greased baking sheet.
Bake as directed above.
Makes 12 biscuits.
BUTTERMILK BISCUITS: Prepare as above, except stir ¼ teaspoon baking soda into dry mixture and substitute buttermilk or sour milk for the milk Bake as directed above.
Makes 10 to 12 biscuits.
Serve with jam, cream, or butter if desired.