This may sound silly, but the first time I ever tried toasty, warm, delicious, fluffy, buttery, melt-in-your-mouth biscuits was when I was visiting a friend in Philadelphia for Thanksgiving one year. He told me that at Thanksgiving in the US, biscuits are a must. They were soooooooooo good! I noticed that at many restaurants, they had biscuits on the menu too. My friend and his buddies went to KFC and there were biscuits on the menu. I wondered why we didn’t have biscuits like they do in the States! Upon my return to Toronto, I was obsessed with biscuits! LOL!
When I moved to the Island, I was excited to see that my mother-in-law made biscuits for her family’s meals. She said that biscuits were a staple for farm families. Yippeeee!! Whenever I go to my MIL’s, her house smells of wonderful, hot, fresh out of the oven baked goods. The time and effort that goes into making homecooked food for family and loved ones just makes you feel warm inside.
Here’s an easy biscuit recipe for you:
2 C. flour
1 T. baking powder
3/4 t. salt
5 T. butter or margarine
2/3 C. milk
Preheat oven to 400°F.In a large mixing bowl, add flour, baking powder and salt. Cut in butter with a pastry cutter. Add milk and stir it in with a fork.Put dough on a floured cutting board. Knead about 15 turns into a ball. Roll out to about 3/4 inches. Cut with a biscuit cutter. Place biscuits on a ungreased cookie sheet.Bake 12 – 14 minutes, until medium brown.