I’ve been making biscuits lately. I’ve got a recipe, I follow it.
(You’re supposed to do that with baking stuff. With other cooking stuff it’s OK to improvise)
Here’s the recipe I’ve been using:
2 cups sifted flour
1 tsp salt
3 tsp baking powder
1/3 cup canola oil
2/3 cup cold whole milk
Mix dry ingredients. Mix wet ingredients. Mix together, quickly, to form dough.
Shape into biscuits, Bake in 475 oven 10-12 minutes.
I’ve improvised a bit - used whole wheat flour to make myself feel ‘healthier’ - since these usually get covered with berries and ice cream, any ‘healthy’ that comes into it is appreciated, if over-rationalized.
And yet, the biscuits seem to be lacking a certain vital something. I make them with a friend, and this is my friend’s mom’s recipe. So the lack is not mother’s love, we’ve got that covered.
We have messed up this recipe a number of ways (the only unrecoverable thing we ever did was failing to mix the wet ingredients together before mixing everything together - go figure) and they seem to come out pretty much the same anyway.
I’m not trying to promote this recipe - I’m looking for a better one.
How do YOU make biscuits? Are they really, really good? Would they be good with berries and ice cream on them …