Monday, July 28, 2008

Tea Biscuits

2 cups flour
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup shortening or butter
1 cup milk

Preheat over to 450F.
Mix flour, baking powder and salt in bowl.
Blend in shortening or butter with pastry cutter or two knives like you would a pie dough.
Make a hollow in centre and add milk, stirring lightly with fork. Mix only until soft dough is formed.
Turn onto floured surface and knead gently for ten seconds.
Roll or pat down to 1/2 " thickness.
Cut with floured cutter and place on ungreased baking sheet, 1" apart.
Bake for 12-15 minutes
Makes 12 biscuits (using 2 1/4 " cutter)

I also use this recipe for making biscuit cinnamon rolls. Make dough above and roll out to 1/4" think. Spread butter all over and add brown sugar and cinnamon to taste. The more the better I say. Roll up and cut into 1" think rolls and place on parchment paper lined cookie sheet (saves on cleanup). Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden. Yumm.

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