The Amazingly Versatile and Incredibly Delicious Biscuit

Ciara Hyatt from Homemade Takeout, our food columnist, decided to share a recipe for her son’s favorite food, biscuits!

My husband and I like to play a game with the kids when we’re at the dinner table to encourage communication and get a few laughs. Basically, we just ask each other questions and try to guess the answers. For instance, we all pick our favorite song, or restaurant, vacation spot, etc. and the others have to guess what it is.

Last night, one of the questions was what our favorite food was. They all guessed mine: it’s pasta. My husband’s is a good cheeseburger, my daughter’s is a medium-rare steak and when it was my seven year old son’s turn we couldn’t guess it. After going over a few of his favorites, he finally yelled out, “biscuits!”  We all laughed because it seemed so plain: a biscuit? And then he said, “Yeah, you can eat them with gravy, jelly or honey, with fried chicken, with mashed potatoes, for breakfast, lunch or dinner.”

Well, it’s didn’t take us long to see his point. And I can’t blame him. After all, what’s better than waking up on a Saturday morning to a fresh pot of coffee and big breakfast with homemade biscuits? And then I realized, maybe biscuits are my favorite food, too!

Here is my favorite biscuit recipe. They are so easy and always a hit!

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tbsp sugar
1/3 cup shortening
1 cup 2% milk
Preheat oven 375

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Then add the shortening and stir to make sure it gets evenly distributed. Add the milk and mix everything well.
Pour the dough onto a floured surface, and knead 10-12 times. Pat out flat until about 1 inch thick. Cut biscuits with a large cutter or juice glass dipped in flour. Repeat until all dough is used.
Place biscuits onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 13 to 15 minutes or until edges turn golden brown.
And according to my son, you can enjoy with just about anything!

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