This is the best biscuit recipe. They aren’t fancy or flaky but they are easy and delicious.
You can whip them up in a matter of minutes and if you want to experiment and add things like cheese and spices you can!!
Here’s the recipe as written in The Settlement Cook Book EDT 1965
2 cups flour
4 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 tablespoons shortening
1 cup milk or water
Preheat oven to 450°F.
Sift the dry ingredients together. In a mixing bowl, blend the shortening into the flour. make a well in the center. Into this pour all the milk at once. Stir only until all the flour is moistened. Drop by spoonfuls onto a greased OR parchment paper lined pan. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes.
This recipe usually makes around 8 decently sized biscuits.
If you want to get a little wild, you can make cheese biscuits by adding 3/4 to 1 cup of grated cheese to the mix after you add the milk.
You can also use buttermilk instead of milk.
And you can through in any seasoning you like to give them a little flavor!
One of my favorite combos ~ Chimayo Cheese Biscuits ~ sub these ingredients: 3/4 buttermilk + 1/4 milk, a HEAPING tablespoon of Chimayo Blend, and a cup of grated cheese.