Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Baking Powder Biscuits

4 cups flour
8 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt
1 cup Crisco
2 tablespoons sugar

2 large beaten eggs

1 1/2 cups milk

Sift together flour and baking powder. Stir in salt and sugar. Cut in Crisco till it resembles small pebbles. Stir together eggs and milk. Make a well in the dry mixture and stir in the milk mixture with a fork. Stir just to moisten, then turn out onto a lightly floured board. Knead about 15 times, then pat lightly into a circle, about 1/2-inch thick. (The secret to light and fluffy biscuits is to handle the dough as little as possible) With a sharp round cutter, cut out rounds, without twisting the cutter. Just give it a sharp tap, then lift straight up (twisting the cutter causes the biscuits to slope over when they are baking) place on a baking sheet.

Bake at 350°F for 15 to 20 minutes. Serve warm.

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