Monday, April 5, 2010

Homemade biscuits-Wow them

This is really SO EASY. Do not be intimidated. They are simply delicious. So flaky. Just right. You can do this!

Brooks' Biscuits

3 cups self rising flour
2 cups buttermilk (I make my own using 1 T. white vinegar to just under 1 c. milk to equal 1 cup buttermilk)
1 cup plain vegetable shortening--I do recommend name brand here.

This recipe can be easily halved. Cut shortening into flour until crumbly using hands. Yes your CLEAN HANDS. Slowly add milk, working ever so gently with your hands until incorporated evenly into dough. It will be sticky but this is more than ok. Stop and enjoy how that dough feels in your hands. Remember you are the master of the dough. Lightly flour surface to prevent stickage. Pat out dough to about 3/4inch thickness. Use hands only! Add little more flour if needed to prevent stickage to hands and counter. I use the rim of a baby bottle to cut the perfect sized biscuits. If you have a fancy biscuit cutter, by all means use it here, but a cup or baby bottle rim works well too. Dust off any excess flour on the biscuits and place on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 400 until golden brown--about 12 minutes depending on biscuit size. Delicious. May take some practice, but hey what doesn't?

This one is pretty pathetic--Don't tell Airl. After the homemade biscuits, its time for gravy--chocolate that is--come on I know you can do this one.

Airl's Chocolate Gravy

1 package cook and serve chocolate pudding (small box)
2 cups milk.

Yes thats right. It's delicious too. Make according to package directions and serve over biscuits. My secret is out.

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