I have been looking for a good biscuit recipe for a long time, and I came across this recipe. It is a copy cat recipe for Church's biscuits from cdkitchen.com I tried it out, and it was wonderful! My husband loved them too! You should try it for yourself.
- Preheat oven to 450°F.
- Mix flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, and cream of tartar in a medium bowl.
- Work the shortening into the flour mixture by crumbling with your hands until the mixture feels like cornmeal.
- Pour milk into flour mixture and mix well.
- On a slightly floured surface, knead the dough about 12-15 times.
- Make dough into balls (about 2 inches) and place on baking sheet.
- Brush Dough balls with some of the melted butter.
- Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden.
- Meanwhile Bring the remainder of the butter, and all of the honey to a boil in a sauce pan, then set the honey butter aside.
- When biscuits are done remove from the oven and immediately brush each biscuit with honey butter.
I liked these! The texture was great. Very tender. Next time I make these, because I will absolutely make them again, I will use butter instead of shortening, I will increase the sugar by a teaspoon, and I will actually put the biscuits into the oven with some of the honey and butter mixture on them from the beginning and then brush them again after baking. Great recipe!
I really liked the flavor and tenderness of these, but I think next time I will roll them out and cut them. The drop shapes cooked a little too unevenly for me, but only because I have trouble not making them too big :) I also used butter instead of shortening, and it worked great. Just remember to cut the salt down a little if you are using salted butter. Thanks for posting!
These were great. They puffed up beautifully and were really tender and soft. I agree with one of the previous reviewers. There was a detectable tang, i think it came from the cream of tartar. Because i know that gives snickerdoodles the same tang. I'll definetly make these again just without the cream of tartar. Oh and i listened to some of the other reviews and only used 1 tsp baking powder and 3 tsp sugar, i kept everything else the same.