But this Seattle girl does love biscuits.
In fact most pastries make me happy: biscuits, scones, pie... you name it.
And so even though I live in the land of coffee and tech, I have the easiest recipe to make delicious, homemade biscuits in 20 minutes or less. Honestly-- time yourself. It's quick.
2 cups flour (or 1 cup whole wheat flour, 1 cup white flour)
1 tbs baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup shortening
1 cup milk
mix flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl with a fork.
cut in shortening and mix with pastry blender or two forks until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. add milk and stir. drop by the spoonful onto a nonstick cookie sheet.
bake at 450* for 12 minutes or until golden brown.
While these little guys are delicious just like that-- they're also the perfect base for a ton of different additions...
a few of my favorite add-ins
- shredded cheese
- lemon rind, lemon juice & anise seed
- sugar and cinnamon
and if you're really feeling pro, reduce the amount of milk to 3/4 cup and roll them out and cut them with cookie cutters for more scone-like biscuits. perfect with soup, tea time or just to scarf when you get home from work...
enjoy, y'all! <-- am I allowed to say that?