Television commercials work. Tim Horton’s put out a new ad for their breakfast sandwiches a while back and they had me totally craving bacon and egg on a biscuit. Unfortunately the nearest Timmy’s is a 15 minute walk away and I’m not getting the baby geared up for that first thing in the morning. I decided to make a batch of these instead. Super easy, inexpensive, and satisfying. The recipe also includes instructions for 5 variations of biscuits. I’ll never need another biscuit recipe again!
Baking Powder Biscuits
2 cups all-purpose flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup shortening
3/4 to 1 cup milk
1 Heat oven to 450°F. In large bowl, mix flour, baking powder and salt. With pastry blender or fork, cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stirring with fork, add enough milk until mixture leaves sides of bowl and forms a soft, moist dough.
2 On floured work surface, knead dough lightly until no longer sticky. Roll or press dough to 1/2-inch thickness. Cut with floured 2-inch round cutter; place on ungreased cookie sheet.
3 Bake 8 to 12 minutes or until light golden brown. Serve warm.
Buttermilk Biscuits: Add 1/4 teaspoon baking soda to flour. Substitute buttermilk for milk.
Cheese Biscuits: Stir 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (4 oz) into flour-shortening mixture. Bake on greased cookie sheet.
Drop Biscuits: Increase milk to 1 1/4 cups. Drop dough by spoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet. Soft-Sided Biscuits: Place biscuits in 9-inch round or square pan or on cookie sheet with sides touching. Bake 12 to 14 minutes.
Southern-Style Biscuits: Decrease shortening to 1/4 cup.
Thin-Crispy Biscuits: Roll dough to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut biscuits with floured 3-inch round cutter.