Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Shortcake Biscuits

Found my recipe notebook, so here is the Shortcake Biscuit recipe for Bionic Woman (love that name by the way). I think this recipe came from my Mom's Purity Cookbook.

Shortcake Biscuits

Preheat oven to 425° F.
Sift together
    2 cups flour
    1/3 cup granulated sugar
    3 1/2 tsp baking powder
    1 tsp salt

With a pastry blender or two knives, cut in finely
    1/2 cup shortening

    1 cup milk

Stir with a fork to make a soft dough. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead gently 8 to 10 times. Dough will be a bit sticky, keep some flour on hand for dusting your hands & work surface. Don't overwork the dough, you basically just want it to come together so you can roll it out. Gentle is the operative word here.
Roll or pat 3/4 inch thick. Cut with a floured 2 1/2 inch cookie cutter. I don't own any cookie cutters; I use a glass, just like Mom did.
Place about 1-inch apart on ungreased baking sheet. Bake in preheated 425° oven for 14 to 16 minutes.
Split, fill and top with sweetened fruit. Serve with whipped cream.


~Laura said...

YUM....I will have to try this recipe:)

the Bag Lady said...

That's what I finally ended up having for dessert tonight - only ate half my supper so I'd have room!!
It was delish. (I use a very similar recipe for the biscuits - only difference is I use less sugar.)

Jaime said...

Thanks lady! I'll have to make those sometime this summer...maybe when I get a good batch of blueberries and have some girls over (DBF doesn't do fruit, the fool!).

hehe, and BionicWoman is because my name is Jaime Summers....yes, born in the 70s. haha.

Anonymous said...

I love when recipes admonish you not to overwork the dough...