Mothers Biscuits (poem by Freda Quenneville)
The word biscuit is from the Latin phrase biscuctus which means baked (bis) twice (cuctus).
- 1 cup flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons shortening
- 6 tablespoons milk
- mixing bowl
- measuring spoons
- measuring cups
- biscuit cutter, small cup or cookie cutters in geometric
- Measure and sift flour, salt, and baking powder into bowl.
- Measure and add shortening.
- Cut the shortening into the flour with a fork.
- Make a hole in the mixture, and pour in milk.
- Stir LIGHTLY until dough holds together. (Note: excessive handling
will make the biscuits tough.)
- Cover work area with waxed paper.
- Turn dough out on lightly floured waxed paper.
- Pat dough out until 1/2 inch thick.
- Cut with biscuit cutter, cup or cookie cutters.
- Bake at 450 degrees for 12-15 minutes.
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup mashed sweet potatoes (from 1-2 cooked sweet potatoes)
- 2 tablespoons firmly packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup butter or shortening, melted
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 3/4 cup buttermilk
Sweet Potato Biscuits
- Heat oven to 425 degrees. Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.
- Combine sweet potato, sugar and butter or shortening until well blended and fluffy.
- Dissolve baking soda in buttermilk. Stir buttermilk and sweet potato mixture alternately into dry ingredients until they are just combined. (Do not overmix.)
- Roll or pat dough 1/2 inch thick on floured counter or pastry board. Cut with floured round cutter or drinking glass. Please on ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 15-20 minutes.
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