On the weekend my husband usually makes breakfast for us, specially on Sundays right after church. I figure, let me make the biscuits and let him make the eggs and bacon.
This recipe is from the book I selected this week, Big Book of Home Cooking by Gooseberry Patch. This recipe is super easy and the biscuits are delicious. They are crunchy on the outside, but nice and soft in the inside.
These biscuits would be great for Christmas morning, with your side of eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes..I can go on and on. Double the recipe if you are having family and friends over, I'm sure they are going to eat more than just one.
I made the biscuit dough in the food processor. But if you don't have one, just follow the recipe I have posted. I find that the food processor mixes the ingredients better than by hand, and I always get great results.
Roll out the dough, and then cut out the biscuits. Make sure to lightly grease the baking sheet you are using.
4 cups all purpose flour
3 tbsp baking powder
2 tbsp sugar
7 tbsp shortening
2 cups buttermilkPreheat oven to 450 Degrees F
Sift together flour, baking powder and sugar, then cut in shortening. Mix in buttermilk with a fork, just until dough is moistened. Shape dough into a ball and knead a few times on a lightly floured surface. Roll out to 3/4 inch thickness and cut with a biscuit cutter. Place biscuits on a greased baking sheet. Bake for about 15 minutes or until golden.
If you are making the dough in a food processor, add the flour, baking powder, sugar and shortening. Start to pulse until the flour resembles small peas. Then slowly start adding the buttermilk, and pulse until just combined. Follow the next steps listed above.
Source: Big Book of Home Cooking