My friend Pat in Arkansas makes the best scratch biscuits. I ask her if she would take photos and send me the instructions for her biscuits. I was extremely lucky that her daughter had been wanting her to make some too! So these are the photos and instructions by Pat, that I want to share with you. My biscuit recipe is to whack the can on the edge of the cabinet, take out the biscuits, place on baking pan and bake. That is why I ask Pat to send hers!
2 cups all purpose flour
2 ½ teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1/3 cup shortening
¾ cup milk
Mix all the dry ingredients together and stir well. I think this mixes them more evenly. Next, cut shortening into dry mixture. Then stir in the milk and mix until you have a ball of dough.
Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and pat out until it’s about ¾” thick. Use a round biscuit cutter (a glass with a thin edge works just as well) to cut the biscuits. Mold the scraps back together, flatten and cut until you have used all the dough.
Place them in a baking pan either greased or sprayed with a non-stick cooking spray. Notice the baby biscuit? That’s the end of the dough – I always made a baby biscuit especially for my daughter!
Bake in a 375 degree oven until they are golden brown – about 20 minutes.
Ok, so maybe this was not a good idea....see these now I really want some of her biscuits....but it is a five hour drive :( OH!...bright idea....I will share this recipe with my husband :) Wink!