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How to Make the Perfect Biscuits




There are a few things that every seasoned ranch wife will tell you to be prepared for when living in the country:


*Always be prepared to spend an entire day helping "for a few minutes"

*Open and shut gates with a smile (sometimes I fake it)

*Save every receipt - every. single. one.

*Understand the importance of the little pocket book that rancher/farmer carries, and DON'T wash it!

*Plan all activities around the unpredictability of the weather

and...

*Know how to make PERFECT Biscuits!*

Admit it... It's a country gal thing!  If you have no other culinary skills, if you learn to perfect this, nothing else matters.  


Tom's Biscuits

I have to give credit where credit is due.  My perfect biscuit recipe is from a dear friend, who is NOT a ranch wife.   Rather, HE is a farmer and a darn good cook!  I doubt if he ever thought I would be telling the world about his memorable biscuits.


Don't you love the character of a well-used recipe?


What You Need:

3 Cups Flour

4 tsp Baking Powder

1 tsp Cream of Tartar

1/2 Cup Crisco

1 Egg

2/3 Cup Milk (whole or buttermilk)


What You Do:

*Pre-Heat Oven to 350 degrees

*Mix Dry Ingredients

*Cut in Crisco (a potato masher works GREAT for this!)

*Mix in egg and milk

*Knead just until all ingredients are mixed

*On a floured surface, roll dough to about 1/2" thick*Cut biscuits with a glass or jar of the desired size

*Continue to roll and cut until all dough is used

*Place on a greased cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes


A potato masher works great for cutting in butter or shortening to a recipe!

You don't need a fancy biscuit cutter. A drink glass works just fine!

What's Next?

Savor your perfect biscuits with butter & honey, sausage gravy, or any other topping you'd like.   Use them as a side dish to stews, soups and of course, BEEF!

 

I can't guarantee that these will turn out every time... baking is fickle.  But I have never had any trouble with this recipe.


Blessings,

Kacey


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