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Friday, December 11, 2009

Biscuit Recipe for Pete

Pete requested the biscuit recipe posted with my venison stew... I just use a basic biscuit recipe and add shredded cheese and herbs.
Here is the basic recipe Pete!

2 cups of flour
3 tsp. of baking powder
1 TBs of sugar
1 tsp of salt

add 1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon of your favorite dried herbs.. fresh herbs are fine. I like to add basil, oregano, thyme, just a mixture..... chives are great too.

mix well then add 1/4 cup of shortening.

Cut the shortening into the flour mixture with a fork or pastry blender... it should look like meal when finished.

Add shredded cheese...
I eyeball this but probably add 1/2 cup. You can use any of your favorite cheese... smoked provolone, cheddar, just anything you like. :)

Mix cheese in lightly then add..
3/4 cup of milk.

Blend the milk in and pat the dough out, then cut your biscuits. Or you can just form the biscuits by hand.

I like to brush the tops with either butter or an egg wash before baking but you don't have to.

Bake 450 degrees til light brown... about 12 minutes.

Hope this helps Pete!
Sorry I do not have step by step pictures now but when I get the chance I'll post some. :)


Heart of a Cowgirl said...

mmmmm...biscuits. Just printed out the recipe so I can try these next time I make soup or stew. Which should be soon given our winter-like weather here lately! Thanks.

Pete said...

Thank you very much. Ive never been good at biscuits so maybe this will get me over the hump. I will get my wife to do these because she is better at the baking thing than me. Thanks again.

cowgirl said...

Thank you Heart of a Cowgirl, Hope they work out well for you! I'm one of those "pinch of this, pinch of that" cookers so it's hard to pinpoint a recipe. lol
Hope you keep warm!

cowgirl said...

You're sure welcome Pete!
They are just basic biscuits.. I hope you like them. :)

Tim said...

I have a friend that makes biscuits that are sublime. His trick is to use cake flour. You might try that sometime. If you do please let us know what you think.

cowgirl said...

Tim, that sounds good! I'll give cake flour a try...thanks! :)