Baking powder and Butter Biscuits!
Here's what you need:
about 30 minutes of time (including baking time)
1 oven preheated to 425
a fairly large surface to work on (say 18" x 18" or the size of a cutting board)
1 baking sheet
1 Drinking glass/tumbler or whatever you drink out of
1 med-large mixing bowl
2 cups of flour
1 tablespoon of baking powder
1/4 teaspoon of salt to 1/2 teaspoon
1/3 cup of butter/shortening/bacon grease/lard (I have grown to preferring just straight up margarine but shortening will give you browner biskeys)
3/4 cup of milk (can substitute in soy milk but I am not a fan)
optional: Garlic powder
1st: mix all of the dry ingredients in the bowl
Next: cut in the 1/3 cup of butter or shortening (Cutting it in is just squishing the butter into the mixture with a fork or pastry cutter. I didn't know this at first and always wondered why my biscuits were all crappy. Now, I like them lots! Just look at my tummy. It's proof!)
When you are done cutting in the butter/whatever the mixture should look crumbly
now make a well in the center of the mixture and add the milk and stir it all together.
After it is stirred as well as you can plop the mixture on a lightly floured surface and knead and fold the dough so the texture is even-ish (should only take a minute or so)
Now roll the dough into a ball and flatten it out so it is about a 1/2 inch thick and maybe 14" in diameter ( I use the drinking glass to roll it out smoothly)
Next use the drinking glass as a cookie cutter and starting punching out the biscuits
Place the biscuits on the baking sheet and then put them in the preheated oven at 425 for 12 minutes or so. (Be careful the first time because these bad boys burn fairly easily.)
Now, just think. You can use these biscuits for anything from breakfast sandwiches to dessert.
My favorite is a dessert our friend in PA showed us involving fresh strawberries and whipped cream piled on the biscuit.
It's the shiznit!