Cooking at: 425 F / 220 C / Gas Mark 7
Baking Powder Biscuits Recipe
If you are out of bread to serve with dinner, you can have a batch of these on the table in 25 minutes from start to go, and only half that time is prep. These are wonderful, cut in half, with butter melting on them.
Sift dry ingredients together. Cut in shortening. Add milk -- if it looks like it won't take any more milk without getting gloopy, then don't add any more.
Turn out onto floured surface, roll out or pat out with your hands to a thickness of 1/2 " to 3/4 " (1 to 2 cm.) At this point, you can either cut into squares or use a round biscuit cutter (or a floured glass.)
Don't knead or overhandle the dough or your biscuits will become hockey-pucks.
Arrange on an ungreased baking sheet and bake about 12 minutes.
Optional: if you have some fresh parsley to use up, toss about 2 to 3 tablespoons of chopped parsley in to make some nice savoury biscuits.
Courses Biscuits and Crackers; Quick Breads