In the Kitchen with Jason is proud to present one of the best recipes I have ever made. They are good for snacks, sides with dinner, or even as part of your breakfast and the best part: you can give one to your toddler and watch as she mows down on it like you have never fed her before (I promise that I feed her, she just acts like I don't).
|These two are mine, go make your own biscuits!|
- 4 cups flour
- 2 Tbsp baking powder
- 2 Tbsp sugar
- 2 tsp salt
- 2/3 cup butter-flavored shortening, chilled and copped into 1/2 inch pieces
- If you only have normal shortening, this should work just as well.
- 2 cups buttermilk
- If you don't have buttermilk, put 2 Tbsp of white vinegar in a 2 cup measure and fill it the rest of the way with regular milk. In five minutes, you will have buttermilk. Super simple!
- 2 Tbsp melted butter
- Preheat your oven to 450 degrees.
- Mix together the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt.
- Using a pastry cutter, two knives, or a fork (with a knife to scrape the extra off), cut in the shortening until it resembles a coarse meal.
- Add the buttermilk and mix just until combined.
- It should be sticky.
- Put the dough onto a well floured surface and roll it into a round about an inch thick.
- Fold the dough into thirds (like folding a letter) and roll it out again to about an inch thick again.
- Using a 2 inch circular(ish) cookie cutter (or biscuit cutter), cut out the biscuits.
- Gather up the scraps and roll out the dough again.
- Cut out more biscuits from this remnant.
- If you have a bunch of scraps, you can do this again.
- Place the biscuits onto a baking sheet and bake for 10 to 12 minutes.
- Either use a non-stick baking sheet or spray the baking sheet with cooking spray.
- Let the biscuits cool (if you can) on a wire rack.
- While they are cooling (or right before you eat them), brush the tops with melted butter.