Friday, February 01, 2008

Favorite Ingredients Friday for February 1

For Favorite Ingredients Friday today, I would like to share a favorite biscuit recipe of mine. These are the best baking powder biscuits around, in my humble opinion. Yesterday I made a batch of them and cut them in heart shapes to give to my parents with a jam/jelly assortment for their wedding anniversary.


3 c. flour
4 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 Tblsp. sugar
3/4 tsp. salt
3/4 tsp. cream of tartar
3/4 c. cold butter or margarine
3/4 c. milk
1 egg, lightly beaten

Preheat oven to 400ยบ. Into a large bowl, sift the flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, and cream of tartar. With a pastry blender, cut in the butter or margarine until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. In a small bowl, beat together the milk and egg. Add to flour mixtures and stir until flour is moistened.

Turn the dough out on a lightly floured surface. Knead dough once or twice and roll out to a 1/2-inch thickness. Cut out biscuits using a 2 -1/2-inch biscuit cutter (or whatever size you have). Place the biscuits on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden. Serve hot. Yield: 18 biscuits.

These unusual biscuits are absolutely wonderful! They are good with butter and jam (or just jam -- there’s plenty of butter already in them!) and they make especially good strawberry shortcake biscuits. The recipe is from an old cookbook published by Current®, Inc.

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  1. These sounds wonderful and I love the strawberry shortcake idea with them. Thanks so much!

  2. Sounds great - can't wait to try them!

  3. I've never been gifted in the biscuit department. Maybe I'll try this version? Thanks for the recipe!

  4. Anonymous7:47 AM

    Mrs. T,

    I am anxious to try this recipe with fresh strawberries and homemade whipped cream. Yum!


    Sharon from Phoenix

  5. Hi ladies,

    Thanks so much for stopping by my kitchen table! Hope you do try these biscuits and that you and your families will enjoy them. Magi, I think this recipe may be just what you need for biscuit giftedness.

    Have a good week, all!


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