Friday, January 21, 2011

How to Make Delicious Baking Powder Biscuits

Here is a list of the ingredients you will need to make these Baking Powder Biscuits.

2 cups of all purpose flour
½ teaspoon of cream of tarter
2 Tablespoons of white sugar
1 large egg
4 teaspoons of baking powder
½ teaspoon of salt
½ cup shortening
2/3 cup milk

First, begin by sifting together your flour, baking powder, salt, white sugar, and cream of tarter into a large mixing bowl. When sifted, add your shortening to the flour mixture. The warmer your shortening is the easier it will be to blend. You can use a pastry blender or hand mixer to mix together. Blend until the mixture is meal consistency.
Once the flour mixture is the consistency of fine meal, pour the milk slowly into it. You should stir your batter constantly while doing this. Then add you egg and stir by hand until well mixed. Stir you dough until it becomes a very stiff dough.
Now, knead your dough for a couple of minutes on a well floured surface. This is done by first flouring your hands and then pressing down on the biscuit dough with your fingers. Put your whole weight into it. Turn the dough over and over and continue doing this until the dough is nice and smooth. This makes your biscuits very flakey.
After you are done kneading it, use a rolling pin and roll the dough to about a half an inch thick. Then cut in circles and bake for fifteen minutes at three hundred fifty degrees. Serve your biscuits warm with your meal!

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