Biscuits for 2 Recipe
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons shortening
- 3 tablespoons milk
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted, divided
- In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt; cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add milk, tossing with a fork until a ball forms.
- Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead 5-6 times. Roll or pat to 1/2-in. thickness; cut with a 2-1/2-in. biscuit cutter. Place on a greased baking sheet. Brush tops with 1 tablespoon butter. Bake at 450° for 9-11 minutes or until golden brown. Brush with remaining butter. Serve warm. Yield: 4 biscuits.
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I substituted Gluten-free flour mix recipe from TOH.com for the 1/2 unbleached all-purpose flour. I drizzled honey on them while hot just before serving. The biscuits were delicious; and just the right amount for my husband and I.
This made very tender biscuits. I did increase the baking powder to a rounded teaspoon, since other reviewers mentioned having trouble getting them to rise, and I patted them out a little thicker than 1/2". I love being able to easily mix up just enough for the two of us!
I doubled the recipe and it made the perfect amount. I didn't get much lift though. I think I would add a little more baking powder next time to see if that would make them fluffier.
Thanks for sharing this recipe. Really easy to make and tasted great.
i have made these 4 times now in the past 2 days. they've all tasted good, but only my 4th batch actually rose. i also added a tbsp of honey to the recipe. i had to pat these out to almost an inch thickness to get them to look more like biscuits and not so much like cookies. but either way, i love the flavor :) now that i've got the recipe figured out (for my preference, at least) i'll definitely make these over and over!