Friday, February 25, 2011

Simple Biscuits

Here is another base recipe that is just a jumping off point. Easy, quick biscuits that you can throw together last minute to complete a meal.
I made chowder for dinner tonight using a recipe that some good friends gave us a couple of years ago, every time we eat it, it makes me think of them and the night they brought this over to our house. Don't you love how food is interwoven through our memories and lives.
Just before dinner I realized I really wanted something to eat along side the chowder so I slapped these bad boys together. The base recipe is below. Tonight I added cheddar cheese and pepper to it. You could also add pesto, sausage, olives, herbs, basically anything you can think of.

1 c flour
1 c whole-wheat flour
1 Tb sugar
1 Tb baking powder
1 tsp salt
½ c shortening or butter
½ - 1 c milk

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Mix together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut in butter until the mixture looks like fine crumbs. Stir in milk until dough leaves side of bowl. Knead lightly several times then roll about ½ inch thick on a floured surface. Cut into circles and place in ungreased baking sheet. Bake for about 10 – 12 minutes.

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