So I went to the grocery store today, and one of the main items on my list was a bag of frozen Pillsbury biscuits—a staple in the Jones house. Imagine my shock and disappointment when I saw that one bag–12 biscuits—was $5!!!!! I’m used to paying around $2-3 (or less!), so I wasn’t about to shell-out $5. (Although this is just one of the many items that are SO MUCH MORE EXPENSIVE here than in Memphis! My grocery budget is totally blown, I had no idea how much stuff would cost out here! Some of it is almost twice what I’m used to paying! And NO ONE in the entire state of Washington doubles coupons. I’m ruined!!!!)
Since my plan was still to make sausage and egg biscuits for dinner tonight (one of Clay’s favorites), I decided to go the old-fashioned way and make homemade biscuits. I searched trusty www.Allrecipes.com and found a recipe that was very highly ranked and recommended. I was pretty nervous about making it since I rarely make anything from scratch. Well…. I am very pleased to report that my homemade biscuits turned-out WONDERFULLY!!!! Clay loved them and said they were some of the best he’d ever had, and I thought they were pretty darn fabulous, too. And although I kinda made a mess with the flour all over the countertop, it was really pretty easy and definitely worth it for the taste! Here’s the recipe:
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon white sugar
- 1/3 cup shortening
- 1 cup milk
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Cut in the shortening until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Gradually stir in milk until dough pulls away from the side of the bowl.
- Turn out onto a floured surface, and knead 15 to 20 times. Pat or roll dough out to 1 inch thick. Cut biscuits with a large cutter or juice glass dipped in flour. Repeat until all dough is used. Brush off the excess flour, and place biscuits onto an ungreased baking sheet.
- Bake for 13 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges begin to brown.