Sorry I haven't been able to post for a long time! Life has been a bit crazy, and I haven't been cooking as much of late. Somehow I've been inspired within the past few days of being stuck in the house with a cold, to not feel sorry for myself and bake some goodies! Here is a quick and easy recipe that I learned from my 7th grade junior high teacher in home economics class that I have never forgotten! This recipe is awesome because it can be used as a basic biscuit recipe, as well as to make pizza & cinnamon rolls (and pigs in blankets if you wish). Enjoy!
1 Cup Flour
2 tsp Baking Powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup butter (cold stick)
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
1) Combine dry ingredients in bowl.
2) Cut in the 1/4 cup butter (cold stick) with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal.
3) Add 1/2 cup of grated cheddar cheese. Mix well.
4) Make a well in middle of dry ingredients.
5) Add 1/2 cup of milk all at once. NOTE: Use same type of measuring cup for milk/flour to ensure proper proportions, you may have to adjust amount of flour so dough isn't too sticky or too dry if you use different cups.
6) Stir with a fork to make a soft dough ball.
7) Knead mixture 8-10 times gently
8) Roll dough 1/2 " thick on a floured board. ( may have to add little extra flour to make sure dough isn't too sticky and rolls out nicely)
9) Cut with small cutter (I use a small juice glass, recipe makes about 12 biscuits)
10) Bake at 425 degrees for 10-12 minutes on an ungreased sheet.
Serve as a side dish, or enjoy alone first thing in the morning, fresh out of the oven :)