Biscuits, Tried and True
Most recipes will tell you to be gentle with the dough, but I like to make it tougher so that the biscuits don't crumble on you when you try to butter or slice them.
How to Make Biscuits, Tried and True
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees f
Mix flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Using fingers work in the shortening until you have a coarse cornmeal like texture. In the picture, I used, butter flavored shortening.
If you use oil- add in after you add the buttermilk.
Add buttermilk and stir with a fork until blended.
- Oil or spray a cookie sheet
I usually just grab up a about 1/4 of a cup in my fingers and roll into a ball -then place it on the sheet and flatten. Other wise if you want- roll out on a floured surface and cut with biscuit cutter.
I turn the biscuits once so that each side is slightly oiled. You should be able to make 8 biscuits.
(as usual though some times different flours need a table spoon more or less- more buttermilk. )
- Place on center rack of the oven and bake for about 12 minutes. You may need to rotate pan after half the time if your oven is like mine and browns in the back before the front browns.
Optional.but delish. brush with melted butter when done.