Recipe by Milkman's Daughter
This recipe is from the All Recipe site by John Pickett with lots of great reviews. These biscuits are exactly what I was looking for. I modified the recipe just a bit due to suggestions by some of his reviewers and it worked great for me also. Thanks to him I can now bake biscuits I like! I'm going to make some ahead for the freezer since we liked this recipe so well.
Top Review by irondiesel58
This recipe is not Big Daddy's recipes. If you look at the picture the Biscuit is flat as a pancake. The real recipe has shortening in it not butter. Butter will ruin your Biscuits! It's for the top when you eat them. 2 cups AP flour, 1 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon baking powder,1 table spoon sugar. mix all dry together then cut shortening in with a pastry cutter. Makes a big difference. then mix in 1 cup milk and mix. dump out on to floured surface flour the top and need about twelve times. roll out 1 inch thick cut biscuits and bake at 425 for 12-13 minutes. DON"T OVER BAKE!!!!!! Remember shortening NOT butter.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1⁄3 cup butter (cold and unsalted)
- 1 cup milk (Skim)
- 2 tablespoons butter (melted)
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- In large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Cut in the 1/3 Cup of butter (I cut the butter into very small cubes and then used a pastry blender) until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Gradually stir in the milk until dough pulls away from the side of the bowl.
- Turn out onto a floured surface, and knead 15 to 20 times (I didn't actually do this, I just patted it into a nice smooth mound and then flattened with my hands to the thickness I wanted - about 3/4 inch thick). Cut into biscuits (I used about a 2 inch size). Brush off excess flour and place biscuits onto a lightly sprayed baking pan (I use lightly sprayed foil for easy cleanup). Brush tops of biscuits with melted butter.
- Bake for 10-15 minutes (depending on your oven - I baked mine for about 10 minutes). I actually lift a biscuit off the pan and see if the bottoms are a nice light golden brown and then I remove from oven. I had about 9-10 biscuits from this mix.