Way down here in the heart of the south, we love our biscuits. Probably too much.
Freshly made right in the kitchen and served hot out of the oven, we especially love our biscuits with a side of homemade sausage gravy
drizzled poured over the top. =]
This particular round of biscuits was made for dinner. We love to do the occasional breakfast-for-dinner treat, and this past Friday night, biscuits and gravy was what we decided to make. YUMM-O!
If you are up for an enjoyable time in the kitchen and a taste of the south in your own home, I thought you might enjoy trying our favorite biscuit recipe:
Homemade Baking Powder Biscuits (from the Betty Crocker Cookbook)
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup shortening
3/4 cup milk
Heat oven to 450^ F. In medium bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut in shortening, using two knives or a pastry blender until mixture looks like fine crumbs. Stir in milk until dough leaves side of bowl (dough will be soft and sticky). Place dough on lightly floured surface. Knead lightly 10 times. Roll or pat dough into circle about 1/2 thick. Cut with floured 2- to 2-1/4 biscuit cutter (or glass- whatever you have on hand will work). Place biscuits on ungreased cookie sheet about 1 inch apart. Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Serve immediately with plenty of butter, and either jelly or gravy. Enjoy.
Happy biscuit makin’ to you and yours. =]