My two oldest girls have been getting up at 5:30 every day this week for high school volleyball practice. I decided to make something yummy for when they got home. I have found a new blog that I love ...Homesick Texan. Please visit- I tried her recipe for Biscuits. Mine don't look as pretty as hers - I must not have beat them enough. :) I will keep trying. I truly cannot remember the last time I made biscuits.... and I am from Texas. These are wonderful - house smelled amazing too. I have softened butter, honey, and amazing raspberry jam made by my friend Shelley's mother - Paulette - ready for the girls when they walk in the door. A very delightful experience!
Biscuits - from Homesick Texan
Two cups of flour
1 tablespoon of baking powder
1 teaspoon of sugar (can add more to taste)
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 stick of butter, cold (8 tablespoons)
3/4 cup of buttermilk, cream or half-and-half
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
Mix all the dry ingredients together.
Cut the stick of butter into pieces, and work into the flour mixture with your hands or a pastry blender until it resembles pea-sized crumbs.
Add the liquid, mixing until a bit loose and sticky.
Pour dough out on a floured surface, and knead for a minute. Dough should be smooth and no longer wet. You can sprinkle more flour on the surface if you find it’s sticking.
Take dough into a ball, and hit it with a rolling pin, turning it and folding it in half every few whacks. Do this for a couple of minutes.
Roll out dough until it’s 1/4 of an inch thick, and then fold it in half.
Using a round cutter (can use a glass or a cup if don’t have a biscuit cutter) cut out your biscuits from folded dough.
Place on a greased baking sheet close together (so they rise up not out), and bake for 15 minutes or until the tops are golden brown.
Makes 10-12 biscuits.
If you don’t want to roll and cut them out, after kneading and beating the dough you can drop the dough onto the baking sheet with a spoon. They’re not as symmetrical (dropped biscuits are also known as cat head biscuits) but they’re no less delicious.