Sunday, March 7, 2010

The Easiest Biscuits This Side of Canned....

I had old fashioned chicken and biscuits for dinner tonight. I had some leftover roast chicken, and plenty of drippings to make a good gravy, so I thought why not?

I thought I'd share my biscuit recipe with you. No, it's not the best quick bread out there, but it's just about the easiest you will find, and requires no cans, mixes, or rolling. And it's good; far better than anything you can get from a can or a mix.

2 cups all purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt

1/3 cup cooking oil (YES, cooking oil)
2/3 cup milk

Stir the dry ingredients together in a large mixing bowl. Pour the oil into a liquid measuring cup. Add milk until the liquid comes to the 1 cup mark.

Make a well in the dry ingredients, and add the liquids all at once. Stir until a dough starts to come together. Put a little flour on your hands, reach into the bowl and knead or squish the dough together for about 30 seconds.

Now here's the easy part. Grab a handful of dough, roll it into a ball with your hands, and shape it into a circle about 1/2 - 3/4 " thick. Cut into fourths, and place on an ungreased baking sheet.

Repeat with the remaining dough until gone. Bake at 425F for 12 - 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Serve hot!

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