We got home about 7 p.m. last night and of course, there’s no bread in the house and I was too tired to make bread. Vince said “But . . what about breakfast in the morning?” I like biscuits better than toast anyway but rarely take the time to make biscuits. This morning, I made biscuits. Too bad one of Vince’s yolks broke but . . that’s what happens sometimes around here. Could’ve been worse . . he could be eating cold cereal! 🙂
Here’s my favorite recipe, which I usually only make half the recipe when it’s just the two of us. Half the recipe makes 6 biscuits.
2 cups flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 heaping tsp. sugar
6 T. shortening
3/4 cup milk or 1 cup buttermilk (I use buttermilk)
Mix first 4 ingredients. Add shortening and cut with a fork til about the consistency of cornmeal. Add the buttermilk. Stir with a fork til everything is mixed. Do not stir more than necessary.
Sprinkle a bit of additional flour on a board, gently knead several times. Roll to about 1/2″ thick. Cut and bake, with sides touching, on ungreased baking sheet, at 450° for 10 – 12 minutes. Makes about 12 biscuits.
They’re good! I like mine with just plain butter but Vince likes his with sorghum syrup.