Friday, January 2, 2015

Anna Pearl's Baking Powder Biscuits

Heat oven to 400 degrees


2 cups flour
2 1/2 teaspoons BP
3/4 t salt
5 Tbsp Softened butter or Margarine
3/4 c milk


In a bowl, mix flour, baking powder and salt. Using a butter knife or a pastry blender, cut in the butter until crumbly.  Add the milk and mix well.  The dough should be a little sticky.


Sprinkle 1/2 cup flour onto the counter top and plop your dough right in the middle.  Knead it until the dough is firm.  You can either use a rolling pin to roll the dough out about 1/4 inch thick.  Cut with a cookie or biscuit cutter.

Here is where Anna Pearl make this recipe special!  Place a biscuit on an ungreased baking sheet.  Spread a thin layer of butter on the top of the biscuit.    Place another biscuit on top of the butter.  Repeat this process until your sheet is full or you run out of dough!

Bake 12 to 15 minutes, checking regularly to see if the color is golden brown.  These belly-fillers are best if served warm and would really appreciate being covered in a nice sausage gravy.