Today is a quick post about quick biscuits.
My family loves bread products and biscuits rank high on their list of breads because they can be topped with jelly.
These biscuits can be throw together in the time it takes for your oven to preheat to 450 degrees (for my over that is 10 minutes).
2 C unbleached all purpose flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp sugar
1/4 C Earth Balance (or butter...whatever your preference is)
3/4 C milk (cow or soy)
Place your flour in a bowl and then add your butter (you'll want your butter cut up into chunks). Cut the butter in with a pastry cutter or 2 forks (whatever it is that you have handy).
Once the mixture resembles coarse crumbs add in the remaining ingredients. I find that mixing everything together by hand is simpler.
Once your dough ball forms place on a lightly floured surface.
Roll out your dough to a 1/2 inch thickness.
Take a biscuit cutter, juice glass, or whatever your favorite cutter is, and cut out your biscuits.
Place them on a cookie sheet
The closer together they are on the sheet the softer and fluffier they will be.
Cook for 15 minutes (until tops of biscuits are brown) and this is what you get:
Some variations for the biscuits could include:
Brushing the tops with butter
Mixing in herbs with your dough (rosemary would be delicious)
Mix in a cup of cheese (whatever your favorite may be)
If you want to go the sweet route, which happens to be my favorite:
Put in 1/2 c raisins and 2 tbsp cinnamon top with a sugar glaze
For the glaze I like to keep it simple. Start of with 1 C of powdered sugar and mix in 1 tbsp of almond milk (or whatever milk you have on hand).
You can add more sugar or milk to create your desired consistency.
I prefer a thicker glaze but to each his own.
Until next time!!!