- 2 cups flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/4 cup vegetable shortening or margarine
- 2/3 cup milk
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon peeled and finely grated ginger
Preheat the oven to 450ºF. Combine the flour, salt, and baking powder thoroughly. Then add the shortening in and work it into the dry mix with a pastry blender or two knives. Dissolve the sugar and the ginger into the milk, then pour that into the flour mix and stir in. It should make a soft, not sticky, dough. The recipe says you might not need all the milk, but in my experience, I did; the quantities were perfect.
Yield: 12 biscuits
Knead, cut 2-inch biscuits, and put 1 inch apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes.
NOTE: I did notice the bottoms burned just slightly when I baked them. You might consider lowering the temperature to 425ºF for this if your oven tends to burn things.
Source: Williams-Sonoma, Simple American Cooking
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