Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Table forTwo - Biscuits for Two

From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...Biscuits stale so quickly, that few of us will make them for just two people. While two or three from an average batch will be eaten, the rest are trashed and become fodder for the land fill. It doesn't make a lot of sense to bother with them unless, of course, you have a husband who loves biscuits. I must admit that the Silver Fox, who obviously had a hidden agenda, found this recipe for you. He even insisted I test a batch of them before sharing the recipe with you. The Book of Life should also note he ate them all in one sitting. This is a lovely recipe, but I think you'll like the biscuits even more, if you make them with butter or butter-flavored shortening. Do not be put off by the dampness of the biscuit dough. I was sure I had a tragedy in the making when I mixed my batch, but the dough came together with kneading, and while it was very soft, it could be cut. If you have a small family I really think you'll find this recipe to be a godsend. It makes a nice biscuit that I know your family will enjoy. Here is how this small batch wonder is made.

Biscuits for Two...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite courtesy of Taste of Home magazine

1 cup all-purpose flour
2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/4 cup shortening
1/2 cup 2% milk

1) Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Grease a baking sheet.
2) Combine dry ingredients in a small bowl. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in milk just until moistened.
3) Turn onto a lightly floured surface. Knead 8-10 times. Pat or roll out to 1/2-inch thickness. Cut with a floured 2-1/2-inch biscuit cutter. Place on a greased baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm. Yield: 4 biscuits.

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Ginny Hartzler said...

How lovely! I also just printed your Roasted Cauliflower. I was going to make it for dinner today, but I have a beautiful big head and am afraid I will ruin it! I have roasted broccoli twice. One was great, and the next time it was awful.

Lynn said...

I love smaller recipes like this Mary! Bookmarked:@)

Coleens Recipes said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you. We are empty nesters, and this is going on the menu immediately!! Thank you for sharing.

Big Dude said...

They look great Mary and I love biscuits. I think I could eat them every day, but I'm already way too heavy. I don't think we've ever trashed one though, so maybe I should move next door and deal with your extras :-)


Perfect biscuit recipe for two, Mary... just what I like so not to make too much, because I'm the one that ends up eating it all later, lol!
Thanks for the r├ęcipe.

Melinda said...

Yummy, I'd like one now please.

M : )

June said...

I made your recipe, but didn't roll out the dough. I placed the dough in the fridge to firm up and then greased a muffin pan. Added to 1/2 cup in the 6 cup muffin pan.

I baked this in a dark muffin pan for 20 minutes at 350 degrees. They were so tender and buttery!

I'll try making them using buttermilk and maybe another variation using garlic butter.


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