Friday, April 25, 2014

A great little biscuit - no butter required!

Some days a weeknight dinner needs a “little something”...

Chili, a hearty soup, an old-fashioned stew are all wonderful comfort foods. Adding some hot biscuits on the side makes a good meal great.

The best part about this recipe is that it doesn't use butter. (I hate cutting in butter!) Instead, it uses vegetable oil (canola, corn oil, whatever...). It also uses less oil than most recipes you find when you google - a modification I've made after trying a number of recipes over the years. Using oil speeds up the preparation. These biscuits are ready before the oven's warmed up! 

A Great Little Biscuit

2 cups all purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt

Mix together.

1/4 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup milk

Add to dry ingredients and hand stir just until combined.
Turn out onto a floured surface.
With floured hands, gently pat out (3/4 inch thick).
Cut out round biscuits, triangles or squares.
Bake for 15 minutes at 425ºF (ungreased cookie sheet).

Note: If you wish, add about 1/2 – 3/4 cup raisins, craisins or grated cheese. Makes about one dozen biscuits.

Have a good weekend!

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