"Plain fresh bread, its crust shatteringly crisp. Sweet cold butter. There is magic in the way they come together in your mouth to make a single perfect bite."--Ruth Reichl

Biscuits Recipe

  Tried it? Rate this Recipe:
 

 

This recipe for Biscuits, by , is from The Jackson Family Cookbook Project, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Treva Jackson
Added: Tuesday, September 5, 2006

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 cups all purpose flour (use Dixie Lily or Martha White)
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup Crisco vegetable shortening
1 cup buttermilk

Directions:
Directions:
Preheat the oven to 450.

Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into a large mixing bowl. Add the shortening and cut it in with a pastry cutter or two knives til the mixture is well blended and mealy. Add the buttermilk and mix with a wooden spooon till the dough is soft, adding a little more buttermilk if necessary.

Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface and, using a light touch, turn the edges of the dough toward the middle, pressing with your hands. Press the dough out to 1/4 inch thickness, then cut straight down into even rounds a biscuit cutter (don't twist it, punch) or a small juice glass and place the rounds 1/2 inch apart on a large, ungreased baking sheet. Gather up the scraps and repeat until all the dough is used. Bake the biscuits just until lightly browned on top, about 12 minutes.

Note: For light fluffy biscuits, do not handle the dough too much, and never knead it like other breads. And do NOT twist the biscuit cutter because it seals the edges and keeps your biscuits from rising properly in the oven.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
16 biscuits

 

 

 

Learn more about the process to create a cookbook -- or
Start your own personal family cookbook right now!  Here's to good eating!

Search for more great recipes here from over 500,000 in our family cookbooks!

 

Bookmark and Share

 

 

92W  

Cookbooks are great for Holiday Gifts, Wedding Gifts, Bridal Shower ideas and Family Reunions!

*Recipes and photos entered into the Family Cookbook Project are provided by the submitting contributors. All rights are retained by the contributor. Please contact us if you believe copyright violations have occurred.


Search for more great recipes here from over 500,000 in our family cookbooks!