Dad's Biscuits

Growing up dad always had fridays off from work so he would get up and make breakfast for everyone. Possibly before kindergarden days (if I could remember further back) to late elmentary dad would make these Bran Muffins. Which occasionally weren't that bad, but after years and years of every single friday eating bran muffins it gets old, fast.

Finally using some of my christmas presents! Thanks Mom and Nan!!!

Then one friday Dad made some biscuits from mom's old Betty Crocker binder. Yes, the old orange folder with recipes in it where now a days you could find that on her website. The biscuits were amazing. Super tasty, soft, fluffy, and were wonderful with butter, honey, butter and honey, grandma's home-made raspberry jam, or strawberry jam or even plain. They were amazing.

Well, junior high, high school and then college all came and went and I can't even remember the last time I made them. So a couple months ago I made a batch of 'Dad's Biscuits' and they turned out horrible. Very disapointed with myself I wanted to watch dad make them and see if he had any secrets, but living in different states made that part difficult.

Last week I started getting that craving again for those biscuits and decided to try the recipe again. Only this time I don't know what I did differently, but it worked. I just need to find a killer recipe for some gravy to have biscuits and gravy!

The Recipe:

Dad's Biscuits
Makes: amost a dozen


2 cups of flour
1 Tbsp. sugar (optional)
3 tsp. baking powder 
1 tsp. salt
1/2 cup shortening
3/4 cup of milk

Preheat your oven to 450 degrees. Then combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.

Add your shortening and mix with a pastry blender. Continue with the pastry blender until mixture is course like. Then make a pour in your milk.

Mix together as best as you can, but don't spend too much time on it. The dough will be a bit sticky with loose parts, but if the whole of it is a big lump of dough that is good enough. Knead it 10 times. Not too much at all. With a little bit of flour roll it out to about 1/2" thick.

Use a cookie cutter to cut your biscuit shapes out. Place on a non-greased pan. Then bake for 10 to 12 minutes. I'm at high altitude so 10 minutes was perfect for me.

Remove and eat as soon as you desire!