Nothing says home to me more than a fresh hot homemade biscuit! And what makes it even better you never knew that they were made with only three ingredients!
My older friend, age 17, taught me how to make biscuits when I was 14 years old and I have been cooking them since. Not everyday like I used to do when I was much younger, now its a treat to have homemade biscuits.
What may be surprising is how simple it is to make biscuits and with only three ingredients.
~ Lets get started ~
You`ll need :
2 cups of Self rising flour
1/2 cup of Vegetable Shortening
1/4 cup Buttermilk - [whole milk will do if you don`t use buttermilk]
First - Preheat oven to 350°
Next spray a baking pan or cookie sheet with Pam, set aside.
In a bowl add 2 cups of self rising flour, make a dip in the middle because that is where we will make the biscuits.
Add the 1/2 cup of vegetable shortening.
Now, using your hand slowly toss the flour over and into the shortening, smashing it with your fingers.
When you have mixed it with most of the flour it`ll look like this.
Now add the buttermilk and mix more with your hand , squeezing it between your fingers and it will began to form a ball. When all the buttermilk is absorbed toss around with your hand and you are ready to pinch into biscuits.
Take and pinch off pieces of dough and gently shape into a biscuit.
Place in the prepared baking pan or cookie sheet, and with a damp hand pat the biscuit. This wets down the dough so it will not have a flour coat.
Place into a hot preheated oven and bake for about 15 minutes OR until golden brown.
See now wasn`t that easy?!
Now comes the decision, how to eat the biscuits? do you just have them with butter? Or maybe jelly? What about with a piece of meat inside? Or maybe one of my all time favorite ways to eat a biscuit and that is with gravy on top!