Sweet Biscuits for Breakfast or Shortcake

Recipe by Loves2Teach
READY IN: 35mins
SERVES: 9
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 400, I place a rack in lowest position in the oven.
  • Combine dry ingredients.
  • Cut in butter.
  • Stir in liquid until it just begins to pull from the sides- it will be pretty moist.
  • Spread 1/4 C flour on a pastry board and dump the dough onto the flour.
  • Gently turn the dough until all sides are covered with flour.
  • Knead by gently rubbing the dough into the flour, a scant 8 to 10 turns.
  • Pat the dough into a 1 inch thich slab.
  • Cut into rounds with a sharp round biscuit cutter- I use a 2 1/2 inch cutter-- you can push the scraps together to make room to cut a few more, try not to knead it too much.
  • Place on insulated cookie sheet about 1/2 inch apart.
  • Put in HOT oven and bake for 12- 15 minutes.
  • You can test by lifting the top layer of the center biscuit; if it's done it will look dry inside and the edges will be golden.
  • (I get 9 biscuits when I use a 2 1/2" cutter).
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