Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Perky Gramma's Biscuits Recipe

Butter biscuits is one of the first things I ever baked. This is my recipe from a children's cookbook I got when I was about 4 or 5. At that point I lived in the great state of New Mexico. I got my beloved cookbook for free by sending in the Pure Sugar label on a postcard, as you can see in the video commercial I've posted below.
Living out in the country now, is a happy journey of focusing on cooking more meals at home. What a great way to save money too! I try to make sure I always have everything on hand in my pantry, since a "quick" drive to the grocery store doesn't exist anymore. While I am showing my vintage tools that I was using, I also have back up tools also, just in case.
We didn't have the Food Network when I was a child, my little cookbook is still a treasure and is over 50 years old. Pretty amazing to me.

Flaky Butter Biscuits
 2 C. sifted flour
4 t. baking powder

1 t. salt
1/4 C. soft butter
2/3 C. milk
1. Turn on the oven and set at 425 degrees.
2. Sift the flour, add baking powder and salt and sift again into a mixing bowl.
3. Add the butter to the flour mixture. Cut in the butter with a pastry blender of two knives. Continue blending until mixture looks like course crumbs.
4. When well-mixed, add the milk all at once. Stir with a fork just til the dough follows the fork around the bowl. Don't stir too much as it will make the biscuits tough.
5. Sprinkle a little flour on a board and rolling pin. Dust hands with flour and knead the dough about 10 times.

6. Roll out the dough until it is about 1/2 inch thick. Cut with a biscuit cutter, or a glass or I actually used a ring from my canning jars.

7. Place biscuits on a lightly greased baking sheet.
8. Bake at 425 degrees for about 12 minutes or until golden brown.

Here is that commercial.

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